Clarkson ROTC raises flag in honor of graduate
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POTSDAM, N.Y. -- For men and women in the military, the American flag holds a lot of significance. And for Clarkson's ROTC, the flag flying outside their headquarters means the world.
Captain Mickala Henson is a graduate from Clarkson and is now a helicopter pilot with the U.S Army. While stationed in Afghanistan, she took a flag with her on a mission. And now, that flag flies in Potsdam. Henson gave the flag to Clarkson's ROTC and it was raised up the flag pole during a small ceremony on Friday.
"When you're in the Army, you're always faced with change, many different jobs, many different locations, deployments all over the world. But wherever you go in the Army, the flag goes with you. It’s the one thing you can always count on to be there for you, no matter what changes," said Lieutenant Colonel Abrahm DiMarco of Clarkson ROTC.
DiMarco explains that when a soldier takes a flag into battle, they usually send it to a family member. He says the ROTC is honored that Henson thought to send the flag to them.