Evart students take a veteran to school
EVART — Students at Evart High School had the chance to take a local veteran to school, Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.
The all-school event began at 1 p.m., and included a video presentation, as well as presentations by students, the high school band, local veterans and state government officials, including State Sen. Curt VanderWall and State Rep. Jason Wentworth.
The assembly, which was funded by Charter Communications and the television network History, allowed students to learn valuable lessons from their local heroes, with Wentworth, who also served in the U.S. Army, encouraging veterans in the room to never stop sharing their stories.
"My charge for the veterans here today is to stop being stubborn. When your kids, or your grandkids, ask you about your service, tell them," he said. "It's important the young people in this room understand what freedom looks like."
Additionally, Charter Communications thanked local veterans by presenting a check for $1,000 to the Evart VFW Post No. 7979.
"Take a Veteran to School Day" is a collaboration between Charter Communications and History, and as of 2019, reaches schools in all 50 states.
“With more than 10,000 veterans working at Charter, we are proud to partner with History to celebrate Take a Veteran to School Day in Evart,” Adam Falk, senior vice president of Charter Communications, stated in a press release. “By sharing their remarkable stories of service with today’s students, we ensure tomorrow’s leaders understand and appreciate their devotion to our nation.”