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Giant Springs Elementary School hosts “Take a Vet to School Day”

Posted at 4:35 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 20:05:02-05

Every year Charter/Spectrum partners with the History Channel for Veterans Day.

This event is called Take a Vet to School Day and this year Giant Springs Elementary School students had the opportunity to celebrate this day.

Kindergarten and first grade students performed a patriotic song, 6th graders shared “the meaning of veterans day”, and students presented thank you letters to the veterans in attendance.

Spectrum and the History Channel provided T-shirts for the students and the veterans in attendance.

Spectrum also presented a $1000 check to the American Legion.

Barney Cooper, the Commander for American Legion Post 3, was there to accept the check.

Cooper is a veteran who served in the United State Navy from 1957 to 1962.

Cooper said, “I’m glad that there’s people out there that appreciate the veterans the way they do. This really helps. There’s so many veterans that do not get any recognition at all. Through the disappointing years the number of suicides that happen with our veterans. They need help and we’re trying to do the best we can. “

Other schools in Great Falls also honored Veterans Days on Friday. Sunnyside Elementary had their 2nd annual Veteran’s Day Fun Run/Walk. At Lincoln Elementary, students read essays to the veterans and veterans also shared their stories with students.