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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  • by DC Location: Hazard on Nov 12, 2008 at 06:22 AM
    This is all very well and good. My fellow vets, let's not get too caught up in ourselves, though. If you really understand combat, you will also understand why one of my number one prayers for my only grandson is I hope and PRAY he will never have to carry a rifle against his fellow human being. Tell them. Tell them the truth. Tell them what it feels like to live with blood on your hands all of your life. Tell them what it's like to see civilians killed. Tell them of the ULTIMATE sacrifice that many,many vets have made. Of never coming home...never having a family...never really living their life out. It's too painful for some of us, even after 40 years. You tell them...I still can't. God Bless America...My Home sweet Home.


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