Pictured from left to right:
Terry Smith; Colonel (Retired) Greg Camp; David Hanselman, Maneuver Center of Excellence Museum Director; Senator Ed Harbison; Representative Richard Smith; and, National Infantry Museum Director Frank Hanner
As part of our #ThankOurHeroes campaign, AT&T* is teaming up with the National Infantry Museum. We’re recognizing our nation’s heroes and supporting the National Infantry Museum’s efforts in serving active duty military personnel, veterans and their families with a contribution of $35,000.
The contribution allows the National Infantry Museum to host a day of learning and interaction for hundreds of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) students from Columbus area high schools and veterans of all ages. The day’s events include a color guard and demonstration by United States Infantry soldiers on Inouye Field and education at the new Global War on Terrorism memorial, the Vietnam Memorial Plaza and the Museum’s standing galleries.
“The Museum is a great place for these JROTC students to learn more about serving their nation,” said Colonel (Retired) Greg Camp, President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Infantry Museum Foundation. “What makes this experience even better is the students’ face-to-face interaction with the men and women who have fought for our freedoms, providing the opportunity to learn the level of commitment needed to serve in our armed forces. We appreciate AT&T’s support and are so honored to create these important connections for both our youth and our veterans.”
This is part of a $500,000 total contribution AT&T is making to local organizations across the country who serve veterans and active duty military personnel. And, we’re not stopping with a monetary contribution. We’re also hosting community volunteer events across the country with local organizations serving active military personnel, veterans and their families.
“Not just on Veteran’s Day, but every day, we should remember the men and women who have done so much to serve and protect our country,” said Terry Smith, AT&T Georgia. “AT&T has a long history of supporting our military and is proud to support the National Infantry Museum as we pause to honor those who have fought and those who continue to fight for the freedoms we enjoy.”
We encourage everyone to participate in the #ThankOurHeroes social media campaign to show their appreciation. People can upload messages, photos and videos showing their gratitude to veterans using #ThankOurHeroes. Our AT&T and veterans’ organizations’ handles will share throughout the month.
“I applaud AT&T for their continued commitment to veterans and, as a veteran of the Marine Corps, I am thrilled to be a part of this meaningful day,” said State Senator Ed Harbison. “The National Infantry Museum does a magnificent job of providing unique educational opportunities to increase understanding about the liberties earned by the sacrifices made. And, today, nearly 800 JROTC students are engaging directly with our nation’s heroes, fostering a better understanding of our nation’s past and bolstering the students continued success for our nation’s future.”
Congressman Sanford Bishop participating in #ThankOurHeroes
To learn more about our commitments to veterans, click here.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company's signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $400 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
About The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, on a 155-acre tract linking Columbus, Georgia, and the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, is the first world-class site to pay tribute to the U.S. Army Infantry. Voted the #1 Free Museum in America in USA Today's Readers’ Choice Awards, the museum showcases the contributions of the Infantry Soldier in every war fought by the U.S. by offering immersive participation and engaging visitors in the unique experiences of the Infantry Soldier. The complex also includes a parade field, memorial walk of honor, authentic World War II Company Street, Global War on Terrorism Memorial, Vietnam Memorial Plaza, combat simulators, a full-service restaurant and a Giant Screen Theater. For more information, visit www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org.
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