GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Veterans Day is about a week and a half away, and a Triad elementary school is looking for volunteers to make the day special for students.
Last year, students at Rankin Elementary used Skype to talk with soldiers in Afghanistan on Veterans Day. This year, organizers say they are having a difficult time finding veterans to come in as volunteers.
Rankin Elementary School is looking for active and veteran military to come share your military experiences with students. Volunteers can share memorabilia, photo's uniforms or anything else appropriate.
"For many small children, their only experience with war is playing a video game so they are accustomed to seeing shooting or doing the shooting. This is a chance to talk to someone who has firsthand experience in combat or know something about war time experiences," says Jerry Cecil, a retired U.S. Army veteran.
If you would like to volunteer at the Veteran Day's event, please call Annie Benson at Rankin Elementary (336) 375-2545 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. (See attached flyer)
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