November 4, 2008 – On Tuesday, November 11th, Junction Elementary School in Turner School District, Kansas City, Kansas, will host their first Take a Vet to School Day. History™ and Time Warner Cable are partnering on this outreach initiative, which links veterans of all ages with young people in our schools and communities across America. Veterans from the area will participate in the program to share stories of their service with the students and faculty members.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
3:00 p.m. Veterans visit with students in their classrooms
3:15 p.m. Student assembly in gym
Short video about Veteran’s Day
Second Grade classes will sing
Recognition of veterans
Junction Elementary School
2540 Junction Road
Kansas City, KS 66106
History™ provides participating schools with curriculum-based educational materials as well as a Veterans Day video produced with the US Department of Education. In 2007, History™ enlisted more than 350 schools in all 50 states to participate in the program.
New to the campaign this year, is Thank a Vet at Work, which encourages organizations to take time out of the work day to thank their employees who have served in the Armed Forces. Tips on how to do this are as simple as organizing a morning get-together with coffee, juice and donuts or asking the boss to send out an email thanking veterans. A complete list of suggestions can be found on the Take A Veteran to School Day website at www.veterans.com.
Underscoring this initiative is a call to action for citizens to support veterans from all wars by donating to not-for-profit organizations that provide medical care, counseling and aid to families of veterans. The public can do so by visiting www.veterans.com, the official site for the initiative and portal to several different not-for-profit organizations, including the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Armed Services YMCA, who were both involved in the first year of the program. A new partner this year is VetDogs, which helps those who have served our country honorably to live with dignity and independence whether they are visually impaired or have other special needs, by using guide dogs, service dogs, and innovative technologies. History™ will donate a total of $50,000 among these organizations as part of its commitment.
History™ and History HD™ are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning, original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connects history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the networks’ program offerings are hit series such as Ax Men, Battle 360, The Universe, Cities of The Underworld and Ice Road Truckers, as well as acclaimed specials including King, Life After People, 1968 With Tom Brokaw, Lost Book of Nostradamus, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed and Sherman’s March. History has earned four Peabody Awards, three Primetime Emmy® Awards, 10 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take A Veteran to School Day is the network’s latest initiative connecting America’s schools and communities with veterans from all wars. History’s website, located at www.History.com, is the definitive historical online source that delivers entertaining and informative content featuring broadband video, interactive timelines, maps, games podcasts and more.
About Time Warner Cable—Kansas City
The Kansas City System of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) offers the most advanced cable television, high-speed Internet service, Road Runner and Digital Phone to more than 600,000 homes and businesses in the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan area. Time Warner Cable employs 1,000 people in its various Kansas City locations and provides free service to more than 550 schools. Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is Kansas City’s only 24 hour all sports network. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a full complement of business communications tools to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprise-sized companies. Its data, voice, video and security solutions are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Time Warner Cable is on the Web at www.twckc.com and www.kcondemand.com.