Skip to main content
Veteran John Fiala explained the G.I. bill to students.
East County Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 9 years ago


by: Pam Eubanks Senior Editor

Four local veterans shared their military experiences with students at Freedom Elementary School Nov. 8 as part of "Bring a Vet to School" day, organized through BrightHouse Networks and the History Channel. Veterans also demonstrated how to fold the U.S. flag during the hourlong presentation.

The East County Observer chatted with students to find out what they’d learned. Scroll down for a video of the flag-folding demonstration.

James Coniglio
What was your favorite part of the presentation?
Where they were talking about the flag.

What did you learn today from the veterans?
I learned that they’ve got a special way to fold the flag.

Ryan Cotton
What did you most enjoy about the veterans’ visit?
My favorite was when they were answering our questions.

Which question did you find most interesting?
When he said Thanksgiving was his biggest meal (before becoming a prisoner of war).

Lincoln Benedicto
What did you find most interesting?
Learning the ranks (in the military).

What was your favorite part of the presentation?
That was pretty cool seeing how the Armed Forces fold the flag.

Related Stories