Crossing the generational divide

Published 10:19 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2017

It isn’t often that students get to talk to veterans about events that took place before their parents were even born, but that is exactly what students at THINC College & Career Academy did this semester.

The veterans that attended the Heroes Among Us event were in many cases only a few years older than their young interviewers when they first entered the service. Recalling that time as a teenager in the years leading up to major events like World War II and the Korean War with a teenager likely made those memories that much more profound.

Those stories and experiences are invaluable and without efforts and outreach, some of these stories would likely be lost or forgotten. Now they will live on.

These stories will live on in the students who spoke to veterans, gathered memorabilia and made the effort to learn about an earlier time. They will live on in the information that visitors to both the Heroes Among Us reception and The Legacy Museum where the top three projects will be displayed.

As an organization whose duty it is to tell people’s stories, we are glad that these memories will live on.

The students should be proud of the work they have done to preserve this history for years to come.