By MIDN 1/C Sarah Elyard
Each year, midshipmen from the Penn State NROTC Unit participate in the Centre County United Way Day of Caring. Colonel Gerald Russell (USMC) was the founder of this event, which is a county-wide day of service to the community. This year, it took place on Thursday, October 1st.
Midshipmen gave hours of service at the Boal Mansion Museum, which is a historical site located in Boalsburg, Pa. Service activities included things such as mulching trails, sanding fences, and painting. All of these will aid in the upkeep and preservation of the historical mansion and armory, as well as the surrounding grounds. This opportunity to serve was a way of honoring Colonel Russell and his steadfast devotion to both his country and his community.