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Veterans invited to go back-to-school

Students learn about history straight from the men and women who lived it at the "Take a Veteran to School" event. (Source: Lisa Lacefield) Students learn about history straight from the men and women who lived it at the "Take a Veteran to School" event. (Source: Lisa Lacefield)
Veterans are invited to bring medals, photographs and other memorabilia to the school for students to see. (Courtesy: Lisa Lacefield) Veterans are invited to bring medals, photographs and other memorabilia to the school for students to see. (Courtesy: Lisa Lacefield)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Veterans from all branches of service are invited to the third annual Valley View Junior High School observance of Veteran’s Day.

The “Take a Veteran to School” event features a chance for students to learn from area veterans. Veterans are invited to bring photos, memorabilia and other objects from their time in service to the Junior High School Commons located at 2118 Valley View Drive. Veterans will be able to display their memorabilia and visit informally with small groups of students throughout the day.

Coffee and donuts will be served between 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Students will rotate through the Commons area to visit and ask questions between 9 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

A catered lunch and afternoon refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Lisa Lacefield at 870-932-3737 or lisa.lacefield@valleyviewschools.net.

“Take a Veteran to School” is a national program to link veterans with students. Schools and communities invite veterans of all backgrounds to share their stories and receive thanks for their years of service.

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