Recently, Senator Joe Robach supported education by proudly teaming with Time Warner Cable, the History Channel and the Gates Chili and Greece Central School Districts to bring Take a Vet to School Day to Gates Chili High School and Greece Athena Middle School. This nationwide program gives students of all ages the chance to hear stories of service and sacrifice from area veterans.
Joe Robach supported this education initiative that gave students firsthand learning experiences and lessons in American history. This year, veterans volunteered their time to share their stories with students at Gates Chili and Greece Athena. Each veteran had the opportunity to tell the students what serving our nation has meant to him and the valuable lessons they learned in sacrifice. Following the introductions, students were given the opportunity to ask the veterans about their personal experiences, what war was like or why they gave up years of their youth to defend our nation.
“This nationwide event brings veterans into the classroom to share their firsthand experiences in the armed forces and combat, and gives the students a better understanding of the sacrifices our veterans make to protect our country and our freedoms.” said Senator Joe Robach.
Joe Robach looks forward to continuing to support various educational programs, like Take a Vet to School Day, in hopes of enhancing the classroom experience for students throughout the community.
“I truly hope the students know how fortunate they are to have had this opportunity to learn from our veterans, and most importantly, hear about the sacrifices they’ve made so we can enjoy all the freedoms we take for granted on a daily basis,” Robach concluded.