Thursday, April 17, 2014

Invitation to veterans wishing to share their history with Bret Harte youth

I would like to request your participation, once again, in speaking to my United States History students on your experiences while serving our Nation.  I have scheduled this year’s presentation Friday, May 2, 2014, from 8am – 12:45pm  in the Lower Gym of Bret Harte High (same location as last year). 

The purpose of this presentation is to help bring history alive for our students.  Who else can tell the story of our Armed Forces better than those who have worn the uniform?  Learning history on a first-person basis is the most remembered history.

Like years past, I will have the Lower Gym setup in an “exhibitor” fashion with small groups speaking with each presenter for approx. 20 minutes.  I would like to encourage you to bring with you any momentous, pictures, etc. that will help to tell your story.

Also on this day we will be dedicating a memorial to those Bret Harte alumni who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  The dedication will be at 7:45am under the flag pole on the Bret Harte football field.  This was Jared Taylor’s senior project and he would be more than honored if you were able to join us for this brief ceremony.

If you would please let me know if you will be able to attend at your earliest convenience, or if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  And, if you would like to extend this invitation to other potential speakers, please feel free to do so.

Thank you,

Jennifer Truman-Nanik

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