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TEXAS CABLE OPERATORS AND HISTORY® HONOR MILITARY VETERANS THROUGH “TAKE A VETERAN TO SCHOOL” EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Texas cable operators are honoring the state’s military veterans and connecting them with Texas schoolchildren as part of cable programmer HISTORY’s annual Take a Veteran to School initiative surrounding Veterans Day.
A number of Texas legislators and other elected officials are expected to participate in programs held in their local communities through Nov. 12.
This is the 12th year for Take a Veteran to School, HISTORY’s popular public affairs outreach program that connects veterans with students in schools and communities nationwide. TCA and its member companies have participated each year.
“Texas cable companies are proud to help give our state’s military veterans the recognition they deserve through our participation in the Take a Veteran to School program,” said TCA President Walt Baum. “We thank local schools for letting us partner with HISTORY to help history come to life for their students, and we thank participating elected officials who help make the events a tremendous success.”
In Texas, Altice USA (which offers Suddenlink services), Cable ONE and Charter Communications (Spectrum) will host Take a Veteran to School programs throughout the state at schools including: Charlie Marshall Elementary in Aransas Pass (Cable ONE); South Belton Middle School in Belton (Charter Spectrum); Kemp-Carver Elementary in Bryan (Altice USA); Heritage Middle School in Colleyville (Charter Spectrum); Rancho Sienna Elementary in Georgetown (Altice USA); Haslet Elementary in Haslet (Charter Spectrum); Raguet Elementary in Nacogdoches (Altice USA); Cavazos Elementary in Odessa (Cable ONE); Glenn Middle School, Lee Middle School and Lincoln Middle School, all in San Angelo (Altice USA); and Cole High School in San Antonio (Charter Spectrum).
Although each school designs and holds its own specific program connected with Take a Veteran to School, all events honor and feature local veterans who share their stories with the students and, in return, receive a heartfelt “thank you” for their service.
In 2018, schools in all 50 states are expected to participate. As part of this campaign, HISTORY offers participating schools curriculum-based educational materials at www.veterans.com as well as short videos and additional resources, all provided free-of-charge.
HISTORY also honors veterans through a social campaign in which people acknowledge the veterans in their lives using the hashtag #honoravet.
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About the Texas Cable Association
TCA (www.txcable.com) has been the primary trade organization for cable operators in Texas since 1960. Members include Altice USA, Cable One, Charter Communications, Comcast and Vyve Broadband. Follow TCA on Facebook (www.facebook.com/texascable) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/texascable).
HISTORY®, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including The Curse of Oak Island, Forged in Fire, Alone, Pawn Stars, American Pickers, as well as the hit drama series Vikings and SIX. The HISTORY website is located at history.com. Follow History on Twitter at twitter.com/history and Facebook at facebook.com/history. For more press information and photography, please visit http://press.aenetworks.com.