10th Annual Take a Veteran to School Day – Nov. 8, Parachute Jump 9:45am

Spectrum and HISTORY® Announce a Special Event at Coronado Middle School in San Diego * Annual outreach initiative links schools across America with Veterans

Spectrum has organized a special event as part of HISTORY’s Take a Veteran to School Day outreach initiative to take place on Wednesday morning, November 8 at Coronado Middle School. The 10th annual event will honor veteran guests who will be presented with heartfelt gratitude for their service.

This event will feature classroom visits by pre-selected veterans and will conclude with a military parachute jump onto the Coronado High School football field, located across the street from Coronado Middle School.

  • Welcome program to begin at approximately 7:45 am in Coronado Middle School’s Granzer Hall
  • Parachute jump scheduled for approximately 9:45 am at the Coronado High School football field (weather permitting)
A member of Sky Dive San Diego will land on Coronado’s High School Football Field at a past “Take A Veteran To School Day.” This year the skydivers plan to again land in Coronado, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at approximately 9:45 a.m. Photo by Sky Dive San Diego.

“Spectrum is proud to partner with HISTORY and Coronado Middle School to help recognize our nation’s veterans,” said Cindy Howell, Spectrum Vice President, State Government Affairs – West Region. “This event provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about service and sacrifice directly from our veterans while giving them the thanks they deserve.”

Take a Veteran to School Day is HISTORY’s popular public affairs outreach program, connecting veterans from all walks of life with students in schools and communities nationwide. In 2017, thousands of schools in all 50 states are expected to participate. As part of this campaign, HISTORY offers participating schools curriculum-based educational materials at www.veterans.com as well as short videos and additional resources, all provided free-of-charge.

Take a Veteran to School Day is a key component of HISTORY’s broad veterans outreach campaign which also includes Thank a Veteran at Work, which encourages employers to recognize former military service men and women. HISTORY is also a proud partner of many veterans-based non-profits including Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

Related articles:

Middle School Honors Veterans 2016

Take a Veteran to School Day 2014

CMS Participates in History Channel’s Take a Veteran to School Day 2011

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com