Jonesboro High School holds ‘Take a Vet to School Day’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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