ATLANTA (November 1, 2017) | Senator Ed Harbison (D — Columbus) recently attended a presentation ceremony for a grant that is being given to the National Infantry Museum in Columbus. AT&T, which is providing the grant that is funding the one-day education program on Nov. 6 between the National Infantry Museum and high school ROTC students, invited Sen. Harbison and Rep. Richard Smith to attend the check presentation as special guests.
“I am thankful for everyone who had a part in making this event possible,” said Sen. Harbison. “Our youth today are going to be the difference-makers tomorrow. Helping them better understand the commitment, drive and sacrifice it takes is vital to helping ensure these young men and women are ready to serve their country. It is important for us to establish that link between the future and what has been. The men and women who have served in the armed forces can be an example for what we have coming.”
More than 800 students from Muscogee and Troup Counties in Georgia, along with students from Russell and Lee Counties in Alabama will attend the educational event with 100 active duty military members and veterans to learn first-hand from the experiences of older generations and the sacrifices they made.