Vets visit Broken Arrow classroom to teach history

Monday, April 22nd 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Some Oklahoma war veterans stepped back in the classroom Monday. Not to learn, but to share, and teach.

Veterans from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and Desert Storm were guests of honor at Oliver Middle School in Broken Arrow. Students in the Forum program had the chance to interview the vets.

They talked about everything from their uniforms and medals to combat missions and time spent on the front line. It was a history lesson the students say they really enjoyed. Daniel McWherter, 6th grader, "they know alot about our history and it's good to here it from someone who has actually been there and not just reading it from a regular history book." Kathleen Hunt, 6th grader, "you're getting some information from someone who's experienced what happened and it's just really interesting to learn all these things."

The students also expressed their thanks to the vets for defending our freedom.