Lloyd Arneach
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Honoring Veterans
 I am a Vietnam Veteran and when I first received this story "The Desks" via e-mail, I had to verify that it was true.
I called Martha Cothren at Robinson High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. She told me that the
story was true and proceeded to retell the story word for word as I had received it.
She also told me that the story had already gone around the world and that her father had been a

I did some research and discovered more.

In May 2005, she and her class organized a Vietnam Veterans Recognition Week, including an official
"Thank You Ceremony" held in the Joe T. Robinson High School auditorium. Veterans from World War II and the Korean War also attended, as did people from all walks of life, to honor those who had served.

Cothren and her students have sent numerous care packages to U.S. military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also write letters to soldiers in those theaters, sending off 1,200 missives in 2005-2006.

In 2006 the Veterans of Foreign Wars named Martha Cothren their "Teacher of the Year."

I wish every school child could hear her story "The Desks."

Please share her story.

Lloyd Arneach