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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Jonesboro High School started celebrating Veterans Day early.

Suddenlink and The History Channel teamed together to host the second annual ‘Take a Vet to School Day' event at JHS.

Richard Carvell, a decorated Air Force veteran and retired chair of the radio-television department at Arkansas State University, spoke to the students about his service during the Vietnam War.

LaDawn Fuhr, the mid-south manager for communications and government for Suddenlink, said she hopes the students gain a better understanding of service and history after their discussion with Carvell.

"The things that happened long before they were born in Vietnam still impact us today and other wars as well," Fuhr said, "why we do this and keep our country strong and free and just appreciating who is out there doing that for us."

Suddenlink hosted similar events all across its mid-south region. Ahead of Veterans Day, the company brought in veterans to speak at schools in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Missouri.

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