In honor of Memorial Day, Time Warner Cable and Edward Little High School have organized a special event as part of HISTORY’s “Take a Veteran to School Day™” outreach initiative to take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. at Edward Little High School; 77 Harris Street in Auburn. A patriotic assembly will take place in the school auditorium honoring area veterans for their service and sacrifices.
“Take a Veteran to School Day™” is a special opportunity we look forward to each year that educates youth in the Auburn community about the importance of recognizing and honoring all of our veterans and troops for their bravery, honor and service to our country,” said Paul Schonewolf, area vice president of operations at Time Warner Cable.
U.S. Naval Officers Chris and Jen Tyll of Portland, Maine will be speaking along with other dignitaries including Maine’s First Lady, Ann LePage. Chris Tyll is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and has completed four tours in Iraq, leading more than 100 combat missions.
“I am always so honored to be a part of an event like this that honors America’s veterans,” said First Lady LePage. “It’s critical that this generation of students learn that freedom does not come free so that they can teach it to generations to come. What better way than talking with veterans one-on-one and learning their personal stories.”
Time Warner Cable in partnership with the Maine National Guard, brings HISTORY’s “Take a Veteran to School Day™” program to several schools throughout the State of Maine every year. Veterans representing all conflicts visit schools in Maine, allowing students to meet and hear first person narratives from the military heroes of our great State.
"We are so happy to be back in Maine with Time Warner Cable to honor veterans for their service and give them a heartfelt thank you for all they have done to preserve our freedoms," said Dr. Libby O'Connell, Chief Historian and SVP, Corporate Outreach, HISTORY.
“Take a Veteran to School Day™” is HISTORY’s premiere public affairs outreach program, launched in 2007 to connect veterans from all walks of life with students in schools and communities nationwide. As part of this campaign, HISTORY offers participating schools curriculum-based educational materials at www.veterans.com.
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