If you are a local war veteran, history teacher Brad Durnell wants to talk to you. Durnell is asking community war veterans to share their stories with small groups of students during the third annual “History Alive” program.
“The goal of this program is to connect various generations and promote meaningful conversations through a series of interviews between the students of today and America’s veterans,” Durnell said in a statement.
During “History Alive,” veterans speak with groups of 2-4 students, sharing their personal experiences and life lessons learned while serving in the American armed forces.
“This is a rewarding experience not only for the students, who get to talk face to face with a person who lived through the history we study, but also for the veterans, who have the opportunity to work with the next generation and share their stories,” Durnell said.
Group sessions are from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Lindbergh High School, with lunch provided. Veterans are invited to volunteer on these days:
- WWII – Thursday, March 15
- Korean War – Thursday, April 5
- Vietnam War – Friday, May 4
- Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq – Friday, May 11
If you or someone you know may be interested, send their names, phone numbers and/or email addresses to Durnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.