History initiated its "Take a Veteran to School Day" initiative with a special guest.
President Barack Obama and AETN president and CEO Abbe Raven began the Take a Veteran to School Day outreach on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at The White House. Veterans representing military service spanning from World War II to Afghanistan were honored at the Veterans Day breakfast in the East Room of the White House that morning.
Following the breakfast, six of the veterans and executives from History departed the White House for a special assembly at the Walt Whitman Middle School in Alexandria, Va. where they shared their stories of service with students.
The six veterans on hand: LCDR Michael Conrad "Connie" Agresti (Gulf War); Sgt. Renaee J. Allen (Gulf War); Col. Dennis M. Duggan (Korea / Vietnam), SFC Henry Kwiatkowski (WWII / Korea), Captain Koby J. Langley (Kosovo / Operation Iraqi Freedom); and SFC Joe Sharpe (Bosnia / Iraq / Afghanistan).
Nationwide, veterans are scheduled to visit more than 2000 schools to take part in History's public affairs program.