Texas Senator Brian Birdwell, Jeff Kyle of Heroes Project
to participate in Nov. 8 event at Waxahachie High School
FORT WORTH, Texas – Former Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle once suggested that the smallest “random acts of kindness” can be among the most meaningful ways for Americans to thank military veterans for their sacrifice.
“Whether you want to mow their lawn, babysit so they can go on a date or take a nap, or cook them a meal – if you just show them ‘thank you,’ it means a whole lot more than just saying ‘thank you’,” Kyle said.
At 10 a.m. on Nov. 8, Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR), HISTORY and the students of Waxahachie High School will show appreciation for local veterans with a ‘Take a Vet to School Day’ event featuring special guests Texas Senator Brian Birdwell and Jeff Kyle of Heroes Project.
During the event, Charter will present a $10,000 charitable contribution to Heroes Project, a non-profit organization co-founded by Chris Kyle, to assist disabled veterans.
‘Take a Vet to School Day’ is a national program developed by HISTORY to link veterans with students nationwide. From class visits to school assemblies, these events provide a way for students to learn more about the history of Veterans Day. Inviting veterans to share their stories connects generations while helping young people learn about the past.
At Waxahachie High School, Sen. Brian Birdwell, a retired U.S. Army officer currently representing Texas Senate District 22, will be on hand to share experiences from his military career, including his harrowing tale of survival during the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.
Jeff Kyle, a former U.S. Marine and brother to famed sniper Chris Kyle, will also discuss his eight years of military service, including two combat deployments in the Middle East. In addition, he will explain how Heroes Project is helping in-need veterans with disabilities by providing free, in-home fitness equipment, personal training and life coaching.
More than 150 local veterans and hundreds of high school students are expected to attend the Waxahachie ceremony that will combine musical performances, video presentations and other tributes for those who have served in the armed forces.
More than 5,000 schools in all 50 states are expected to participate in the ‘Take a Vet to School Day’ program this year.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original 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, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers®, American Restoration™, Ax Men™, Counting Cars™, Ice Road Truckers®, Pawn Stars®, Swamp People® and Top Shot® as well as HISTORY®’s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible and the Emmy® Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us® and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY® website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY®’s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com. For more press information and photography, please visit http://press.aenetworks.com.
About Heroes Project
Heroes Project provides free in-home fitness equipment, facilitation of donated health club memberships, individualized programs, personal training and life coaching to in-need veterans with disabilities, Gold Star families and those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Founded in 2011, Heroes Project is the vision of FITCO CEO Jason Kos and U.S. Navy Seal Team 3 Chief Chris Kyle, who believed in helping those soldiers who sacrificed much in service to our country and are still struggling with the aftermath of their duty. The organization continues its mission to support each combat veteran through personal support, family outreach and experiential therapy. For more information about Heroes Project, its offerings for combat veterans or how to nominate a hero for fitness equipment, please visit www.heroesproject.org.