Students get history lessons from veterans - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Students get history lessons from veterans

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

While Veterans Day has passed, Valley View Junior High students had the opportunity to learn from veterans Friday.

Veterans filled the room at Valley View Junior High School to allow students to mingle and learn from each vet’s unique experience.

There was a range of branches represented along with memorabilia from all over the globe on display.

The students said they particularly enjoyed the vets' stories.

Navy veteran Albert Rusher talked about his time sharing a room with Jimmy Carter.

“Yes, we were roommates and good friends,” Rusher said. “Still are good friends, talk to each other quite often.”

Rusher displayed his replica of the USS Missouri where he spent the majority of his service.

He was just one of many vets who had a story to tell.

Madelyn Evans, an eighth grader, said her favorite story came from a vet who danced with Princess Elizabeth in a nightclub.

The vet said he had no idea she was royalty until after the fact.

Evans said it’s great the school holds this event each year.  

“I think it's a major pleasure that they get to come and spend the day with us because we really love it, and they can teach us more than what we learn in a history book,” Evans said.

The event brought in more than 50 veterans and students made sure to thank them all for their undeniable service.  

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Car dealership hosts fundraiser for local police department

    Car dealership hosts fundraiser for local police department

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:56:47 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:33:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Central Ford hosted a fundraiser in Trumann Saturday to help the local police department.

    Central Ford hosted a fundraiser in Trumann Saturday to help the local police department.

  • Group holds rally to end mass incarceration

    Group holds rally to end mass incarceration

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:56:11 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:30:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A large group gathered to rally for change on Saturday at the Future For Felons End Mass Incarceration Rally.

    A large group gathered to rally for change on Saturday at the Future For Felons End Mass Incarceration Rally.

  • Kids Expo offers help for parents

    Kids Expo offers help for parents

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:07:57 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:42:55 GMT
    Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    An event Saturday in Jonesboro provided key information for children and parents alike, with groups also helping parents keep children safe. 

    An event Saturday in Jonesboro provided key information for children and parents alike, with groups also helping parents keep children safe. 

Powered by Frankly