Take a Veteran to School Day Events Photo Gallery and related media
Take a Veteran to School Day Events
The White House
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose in the Blue Room Nov. 11, 2009, with veterans taking part in the History Channel's "Take a Veteran to School Day."
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