Peter Wang was one of the JROTC members who used Kevlar pads to save the lives of fellow students during the recent shooting in Florida. Sadly, Wang was killed while saving others. Now people want him to get full military honors.
The Sun Sentinel reports:
Peter Wang: Petition seeks full honors military funeral for Douglas JROTC cadet who ‘died a hero’
arjory Stoneman Douglas High student Peter Wang died in his JROTC uniform Wednesday helping others escape the gunfire at the school. Now a move is underway to see that he receives a military funeral for his effort.
A petition has been filed at WhiteHouse.gov with a “We the People” request to “Allow for Cadet Peter Wang to receive a Full Honors Military Burial.”
As of early Sunday afternoon, 14,935 people had signed the petition on behalf of Wang, 15, but it needs 100,000 signatures for there to be a response from the White House.
The petition says: “He was a JROTC Cadet who was last seen, in uniform, holding doors open and thus allowing other students, teachers, and staff to flee to safety. Wang was killed in the process. His selfless and heroic actions have led to the survival of dozens in the area. Wang died a hero, and deserves to be treated as such, and deserves a full honors military burial.”
Sounds like a great way to honor such a hero.