Madison Middle School Celebrates Take a Veteran to School Day

| November 06, 2015 | |

Media Advisory

Madison Middle School Celebrates Take a Veteran to School Day
Local Veterans Will Be Honored Friday at the School

Abilene City Councilman Jay Hardaway and Blake Woodall, District Coordinator for State Senator Troy Fraser will join students and faculty members in honoring hometown heroes at a Take a Veteran to School Day program at Abilene’s Madison Middle School, Friday, Nov. 6.  The Take a Veteran to School Day project is part of a national initiative by the History Channel and Suddenlink, which provides cable services in Abilene.   The formal program will include Presentation of Colors, musical tributes by the school bands and choir, and a Cooper High School JROTC rifle display led by Colonel (Ret.) Steven E. Shinkle and Master Sergeant (Ret.) Ronald F. Deosbe. A luncheon for the veterans and special guests will follow.

What: Take a Veteran to School Day

Where: Madison Middle School, 3145 Barrow St.

When: Friday, Nov. 6

9:45 a.m.  Assembly in large gymnasium
11:15 a.m. Lunch in the small gymnasium

Who: Abilene City Councilman Jay Hardaway;

Blake Woodall, District Coordinator for State Senator Troy Fraser;                                                                                       Colonel (Ret.) Steven E. Shinkle; Master Sergeant (Ret.) Ronald F. Deosbe;

Madison Middle School Principal Cynthia Smith; faculty, students;

Suddenlink VP of Operations Jason Gebhart, Director of Operations Mike Naumann; other employees, including broadband technicians who have served in the military

Photos/ Cameras are welcome during the presentation.

Interviews:  Interviews available before or after event.

Contacts: Jacque Thweatt, Suddenlink  325-437-4479  jacque.thweatt@suddenlink.com
Ann-Marie Towell, Madison Middle 325-692-5661 ann-marie.towell@abileneisd.or

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