High School Honors Veterans

By: Kimberly Burcham Email
By: Kimberly Burcham Email

People across the nation and here at home are taking time to honor those who served our country.

To help our young people understand the importance of the holiday, local veterans visited schools throughout the region.

Students at Clay County High School just wrapped up a very special day of school. It was take a veteran to school day.

Veterans like Lester Centers made rounds to classrooms telling students about their days in war.

“Oh my Gosh I love it. I love hearing all their stories about their time they spent in the war,” McKenzie Davis said.

Veterans are educating students on the price veterans paid for them.

“Everything we have in this country was all bought and paid for by veterans. From the revolution on,” Russell Wolf said.

To understand that liberty, students in the journalism class interviewed the vets for a documentary they're making as part of a History Channel initiative.

“We think it will be very educational and show the appreciation for what these folks have done and what they've given to our country,” Mary Stevens said.

This is one Veterans Day these teens say they'll never forget.

About a dozen veterans took part in the events.

The Broadcast Journalism Class plans on finishing the documentary in about one month.

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