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Heartbroken Mother Watches as Her Hero Son Peter Wang is Laid To Rest

Peter Wang, the 15-year-old student who held a door open so other students could flee to safety during last week’s deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, has been laid to rest on Tuesday.

His act of heroism during the Feb. 14 massacre in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has earned the respect and admiration from people around the world.

The brave ROTC cadet was honored with an Army Medal of Heroism pinned on the ROTC uniform he was buried with. His family was also given a second medal as a keepsake.

West Point Admits Fallen Hero Peter Wang For Saving Students in Florida Shooting

Hero cadet Peter Wang, the 15-year-old JROTC member who sacrificed his life so that other children could live during the Parkland Shooting, has been posthumously accepted into The United States Military Academy Preparatory School, often referred to as West Point.

Cadet Peter Wang to Receive Medal of Heroism, Honor Guard For Sacrificing Himself to Save Others in Florida Shooting

Parkland Shooting

Peter Wang, the 15-year-old JROTC member who heroically saved many lives during the gruesome Parkland Shooting on February 14, will receive an Honor Guard at his funeral as well as be awarded the Medal of Heroism by the Army.

In the GoFundMe page dedicated to the cadet, Chino Leong, a close friend of Wang’s family, said that the “governor’s office will be supplying an honor guard” for the young hero’s funeral.

An honor guard – or Guard of Honor – is a ceremony conducted by the military whenever they are welcoming someone important or escorting a casket to a funeral. Additionally, Wang, along with fellow JROTC students Alaina Petty and Martin Duque who were killed in the school shooting, will be awarded Medals of Heroism, the service’s highest medal for cadets to recognize their bravery, according to Task and Purpose.