Participants of a wrestling camp were able to close out their days of training with some words of advice from a National Guard General.
General Roy Webb spoke to the boys Wednesday about leadership and values. General Webb's civilian job is the superintendent in Canton, Illinois. He said the values the National Guard teaches can be used in all aspects of life.
"We're going to talk a little about courage and being able to stand up for yourself and others," General Webb said. "We're going to talk about selfless service, how sometimes, it's not about you, but it's about your team or your school or your community, and then we're going to talk about respect."
General Webb related each of those points to the group with stories and examples of everyday role models in our communities.
The camp's participants ranged in age from incoming first graders to high school seniors.
General Webb said he hopes his message can be applied to any stage of life.