Shoppers pause for Fleet Farm’s “Taps Across America”

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Fleet Farm’s across the nation hosted “Taps Across America” in honor of Memorial Day Monday.

Five cadets from Central High School’s JROTC served as the honor guard at the Rapid City Fleet Farm location. They provide color guard support for various functions, including school graduations and military reunions.

Screenshot 2022 05 30 162658Troy Spear, SFC (retired)., the Army instructor for Central High’s JROTC, says, “I enjoy working with the young people and try to instill upon them what it means to be an American citizen and to not take the freedoms and stuff that we have for granted. You have to serve to maintain those freedoms.”

A local musician played taps as the cadets presented colors to a silent group of on-lookers.

“I play in many of the bands around here as a volunteer,” says Bel Felix. “It’s an honor.”

Felix says she’s been playing with local groups for many years, and enjoys volunteering her time for Memorial Day and veterans services.


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