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Petition Seeks Military Funeral For JROTC Cadet Who Died A Hero During Florida Shooting
Marjory 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 Sunday night, 17,693 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.”
He wanted to attend the U.S. Military Academy West Point.
Wang’s funeral is scheduled for Tuesday at Kraeer Funeral Home in Coral Springs. He will be laid to rest at Bailey Memorial Gardens in North Lauderdale.
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