One local high school is paying honor to a former student.
Robert Allen Wise moved to Tallahassee in 1996 and graduated from Godby High School in 2000.
Wednesday the school opened the doors to a brand new Junior ROTC building, and right inside lies a memorial to the fallen soldier.
Wise was killed in November of 2003. He was the first Florida Army National Guard solider to die in Iraq and the first Tallahassee soldier to die in combat.
The school has also dedicated "The Robert Wise Military Excellence Award" in his honor.