Annual Initiative Links Schools Across America with Veterans to Share Unique Stories and Experiences
Before Veterans Day, Spectrum organized this week a special event as part of HISTORY’s “Take a Veteran to School Day” outreach initiative at P.S. 47 in Broad Channel. Honored veteran guests attended an assembly with more than 200 students and received a heartfelt “thank you” for their service. New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. joined the activities with local veterans who shared their stories and experiences during a question-and-answer session with students.
Take a Veteran to School Day is HISTORY’s popular public affairs outreach program, connecting veterans from all walks of life with students in schools and communities nationwide. In 2017, thousands of schools in all 50 states are expected to participate. Spectrum is partnering with HISTORY to bring more than 25 Take a Veteran to School Day events across its service area. As part of this campaign, HISTORY offers participating schools curriculum-based educational materials at www.veterans.com as well as short videos and additional resources, all provided free-of-charge.
Spectrum employee veteran Ernest Guerra was among the four veterans who participated in the event. He served four years as lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps and is now a technical operations center specialist at Spectrum’s regional operations center in NYC. Guerra said “I’m honored to be a part of the ‘Take a Veteran to School Day’ program. In sharing my story with the younger generation, I hope they’ll have a better understanding on why we celebrate and honor veterans and their families, those who served and sacrificed to keep our nation safe.”
United States Army veterans Dennis McEnerney, Harry McMann and Ray York attended the event and provided students with broad insights into different experiences. Their stories shed light on the meaning behind Veterans Day and the powerful values of dedication and commitment.
Take a Veteran to School Day is a key component of HISTORY’s broad veterans outreach campaign which also includes Thank a Veteran at Work, which encourages employers to recognize former military service men and women. HISTORY is also a proud partner of many veterans-based non-profits including Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
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