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GMC Commits to Teaching Students the Importance of the U.S. Constitution

GMC Commits to Teaching Students the Importance of the U.S. Constitution

What does patriotism mean? To Georgia Military College (GMC), we believe it is showing love for your country and being proud to represent your country, which is why our institution is devoted to teaching patriotism to the students we serve across the state of Georgia at our Main Campus, Junior College Corps of Cadets, Preparatory School (K-12th), 11 Satellite Campuses, and internationally through our Global Online Leadership College.

Beginning in Kindergarten all the way through fifth grade, GMC Preparatory School students learn and recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily. In addition, our Middle School, High School, and Junior College Corps of Cadets gather at morning formation to stand at attention during the playing of reveille, render the military hand salute as the United States Colors are raised and recite “Duty, Honor, County” and “Character Above All” proudly.

Inside our classrooms, GMC teachers and professors are dedicated to educating our students about America’s founding document- the Constitution of the United States of America, our Founding Fathers, and the responsibilities they must uphold as citizens of the U.S.A.

Outside of the classroom, active and retired military personale are devoted to teaching love of our country to our students through military traditions such as command retreats and parades held on our very own Grant Parade Field located at the heart of our Main Campus. One of our time-honored parades is devoted solely to Constitution Day, which falls annually on September 17th.

This year, GMC’s Constitution Day Parade gathered community members to watch GMC’s Corps of Cadets, comprised of two Junior College Battalions, a GMC Preparatory High School Battalion, and a GMC Preparatory Middle School Battalion, march onto Grant Parade Field. The ceremony was then used to reflect on the fundamental laws that created the U.S. federal government. Our keynote speaker for the parade was Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch (USN, Ret.).

GMC believes that teaching, understanding, and honoring the Constitution is an important part of being a responsible U.S. citizen which is why we will continue to instill patriotism into our students, the future leaders of our great Nation.