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South Charleston High School Students Honor Veterans
Reported by: Kristin Keeling
Videographer: Bob Frank
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 9, 2012 11:45 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 9, 2012 12:22 PM EST
South Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Students at South Charleston High School took some time to celebrate and thank veterans.
Friday was "Bring Local Vets To School Day." It's a national event sponsored by Suddenlink and the History Channel.
Students welcomed veterans Bruce Eckerson, Maj. Gen. Allen Tackett and state Sen. Erik Wells.
All three men talked to the students about the time they have served in the military and at war.
Students made the veterans signs and asked them questions about their military experience.
"At least give them a perspective of what veterans go through and what soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines have done to protect their freedom and give them the right to do whatever they decide to do in life," Tackett said.
This is the fifth year for the event.
Veterans were not only being honored at school, but this weekend they will be honored on the streets of Charleston. The capital city's annual Veterans Day Parade is 10 a.m. It starts at the intersection of Kanawha Boulevard and Leon Sullivan Way.
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