Back in 1988, I (along with other Benson students) was part of the last 'all Benson' team that performed this duty.
After graduating from Benson I served in the Army for twelve years, including during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and Operation Joint Endeavor -- the NATO peacekeeping effort in Bosnia in 1995-96.
After leaving the Army in 2000, I joined the federal government were I currently work with Homeland Security at USNORTHCOM in Colorado Springs.
While our the part of the Rose Festival Drivers in the Rose Festival was relatively minor, it was a proud tradition at Benson high school that dates back many years. I hope you find this story worthy of mention as you celebrate the Centennial.
~Daniel Zuckerman, Benson Class of 1988 (Colorado Springs, Colorado)