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November 26, 2013 > Take a Veteran to School Day

Take a Veteran to School Day

Submitted By Hayward Unified School District

Comcast organized a special event on November 18th at Anthony Ochoa Middle School in Hayward as part of the History ChannelÕs ÒTake a Veteran to School DayÓ outreach initiative. Honored veteran guests attended the event to share their stories and receive a heartfelt Òthank youÓ for their service.

Take a Veteran to School Day, now in its 7th year, is the History ChannelÕs premiere public affairs outreach program, connecting veterans from all walks of life with students in schools and communities nationwide. In 2013, over 5,000 schools in all 50 states are expected to participate. As part of this campaign, the television channel offers participating schools curriculum-based educational materials at as well as a Veterans Day video produced with the US Department of Education, all provided free-of-charge.

ÒWe are so pleased to be working with Comcast to honor veterans in this community,Ó said Dr. Libby OÕConnell, Chief Historian and SVP, Corporate Outreach for HISTORY. ÒAs part of this program, students not only learn about Veterans Day, but they also learn important life lessons about service and commitment. And in the process, the veterans will receive a well-deserved thank you from all of us.Ó

ÒHUSD is honored to assist in this event with The History Channel and Comcast in the preservation and sharing of the history of American Veterans with students,Ó said Stan ÒDataÓ Dobbs, Superintendent and CEO for Hayward Unified School District and Navy Veteran. ÒThe Bay Area has a very rich and long standing military history.Ó

ÒCelebrating the 94th birthday of an iconic Pearl Harbor Survivor, CaliforniaÕs Veteran of The Year, and a community citizen, Chief Mickey Ganitch, is the hallmark of this event,Ó says Trustee Lisa Brunner, Hayward Board of Education and Marine Corps Veteran.

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