Texas cable operators, with support from the Texas Cable Association (TCA), 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. 11.
This is the 10th 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.
“The Take a Veteran to School program is a great way for our cable members to team up with local schools across the state to give our military veterans the recognition they deserve, as well as bring history lessons to life for students,” said acting TCA President Lucas Meyers. “We thank local schools for letting us bring this HISTORY program to 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 will host Take a Veteran to School programs throughout the state at schools including: Austin Middle School in Amarillo (Altice USA); Carol Holt Elementary School in Arlington (Charter Communications); Kemp-Carver Elementary in Bryan (Altice USA); Club Hill Elementary in Garland (Charter Communications); Williams Elementary School and Georgetown ISD’s office in Georgetown (Altice USA); Lubbock Cooper High School in Lubbock (Altice USA); Fredonia Elementary in Nacogdoches (Altice USA); Gonzales Elementary School in Odessa (Cable One); Glenn Middle School and Lee Middle School, both in San Angelo (Altice USA); Seadrift School in Seadrift (Cable One); and John Tyler High School in Tyler (Altice USA).
Watch for photos and other coverage of Texas Take a Veteran to School events on TCA’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/texascable) and Twitter (@texascable) feeds.
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 2016, thousands of 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.
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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’s activities 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 “Pawn Stars,” “American Pickers,” “The Curse of Oak Island,” “Alone” as well as the hit drama series “Vikings.” The HISTORY website is located at history.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/history and Facebook at facebook.com/history. For more press information and photography, please visit us at http://press.aenetworks.com