In partnership with HISTORY, Sparklight recently organized multiple special events as part of HISTORY's Take a Veteran to School Day outreach initiative. Events were held at elementary, middle and high schools over the past week in Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas. Military veterans attended the events to share their stories with students and receive a heartfelt "thank you" for their service.
"Sparklight is thrilled to participate in this initiative for the 12th consecutive year, helping to bring history to life for students in our communities and honoring veterans – many of whom are our own associates," said Julie Seff, Vice President of Residential Services for Sparklight.
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 2019, schools in all 50 states are expected to participate. 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. HISTORY also honors veterans through a social campaign in which people acknowledge the veterans in their lives using the hashtag #honoravet.
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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