BARNEGAT, NJ - Joseph Hankins, Sons of the American Revolution, dressed in Colonial Soldiers uniform presented Cadet Jorge Ramos, the Sons of American Revolution JROTC Medal.

It is considered quite a distinction to receive this medal.

"Ramos exemplifies high ideals & principles which motivated our patriot ancestors," CWO James Mackey, United States Coast Guard (Retired) Senior Naval Science instructor said.

"Cadet Ramos is a remarkable cadet who recently joined the New Jersey National Guard. Ramos is currently down at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina going through 10 weeks of Army Combat Training."

Ramos is just 17 years old and still a junior in high school. When he returns from Army bootcamp he will be a NJROTC Platoon Chief. Cadet Ramos is a 21st Century Minuteman and that is why he was chosen to receive the 2021 Sons of the American Revolution Junior ROTC Medal.