'Super cool' experience awaits Sigonella students marching in inaugural parade

Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA
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Sigonella Middle/High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets fold an American flag during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the school in Sicily, Italy. Eighth-graders from the school will head to Washington, where they'll march with the flag in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Courtesy: Matt McKown/DoDEA

'Super cool' experience awaits Sigonella students marching in inaugural parade

by: Jennifer H. Svan | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: January 17, 2017

A group of 20 eighth-graders from Sigonella Middle/High School are about to get a living history lesson on the transfer of power from one president to the next.

When President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in and heads down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House with his motorcade on Jan. 20, the Sigonella students will be right there.

They won’t be among the crowds expected to line the inauguration parade route, however. They’ll be in a much smaller, select group, among some 8,000 participants who will march in the parade.

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