Fighting Eagles Cadets Keep Stretch of Highway 904 Clean of Litter

This month Cadets from the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) Fighting Eagle Battalion continued its participation in the Adopt-A-Highway program sponsored by the Washington State Department of Transportation.  On November 7, 2020 the Cadets cleaned a section of Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson Memorial Highway of debris and litter. The section of the road, also known as Highway 904, is located just north of Cheney in Four Lakes.

EWU Army ROTC Cadets pick up garbage along Highway 904 through Four Lakes, Washington.

The Cadets woke up early Saturday morning, donned their safety equipment, and drove to Four Lakes to begin the clean up.  The group then spread out over both sides of the highway to pick up any garbage they saw. Whether it was litter on the road or bulk garbage, EWU ROTC Cadets spent the next couple of hours cleaning up any trash in sight.

EWU Army ROTC Cadets Witcher (left) and Beier (right) pick up garbage along Highway 904.

Despite the chilly weather the Cadets ended the clean up in high spirits by helping keep the roadside through Four Lakes clean.  The Fighting Eagles battalion looks forward to continuing its partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation to maintain the cleanliness of this busy stretch highway for the local community

EWU Army ROTC Cadets (from left) Palmer, Becker, Watters, Lindsey, Schoup, Witcher, and Beier pose for a picture after completing the clean up of Highway 904 through Four Lakes.

Eagle Strong!

EWU ROTC Cadets Plant Flags at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Honor of Memorial Day

One of the Memorial Day activities available to Cadets from the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) battalion to volunteer for was to plant flags at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake.  Seven of our Fighting Eagles Cadets supported the cemetery by planting flags at all the headstones in advance of Memorial Day. The Cadets worked their way around the expansive cemetery planting a flag and saluting each gravestone.

This volunteer initiative is part of the long standing support the EWU ROTC “Fighting Eagles” battalion has provided to the State Veterans Cemetery.

On Monday, May 27th, 2019 the official Memorial Day 2019 Ceremony will begin with a musical prelude at 10:30 AM and the official ceremony beginning at 11:00 AM at the State Veterans Cemetery.  For those that have not been to the cemetery before it is located just outside of Medical Lake:


Parking is available at the cemetery with overflow available along side the entrance road.  Great job by our Fighting Eagles Cadets and our lead Cadet volunteer officer, Melinda Leen for helping the State Veterans Cemetery prepare for the ceremony.

From left: Cadets Hewey, Bergman, Erickson, Drohman, Leen, Smart, and Anderson