There is a wonderful event coming up in November to honor our Veterans. Some of our area high school students involved in DECA are organizing “Nebraska’s Got Your 6″ campaign. This project includes a candle light vigil at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge on November 10th. You can view the press release from the students below. It includes important details of the event. Also below is a flyer for the event. Please pass the flyer and information on. It’s great to see local youth putting together a great event to honor our Veterans!
To whom it may it concern,
Our names are Jaycee Stephens, Kate Radosta, and Cole Patterson and we are students at Bellevue West High School in Bellevue, Nebraska. We are all a part of DECA. DECA is an organization of marketing students that educates and prepares students with skills in networking, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Acquiring skills like these prepares students fore careers in marketing, financial services, and many others. Each year, DECA members complete a project and compete at the state level and then the national level in various categories of marketing. Last year, Jaycee and Kate competed as a team and placed in the top 16 at nationals in the category marketing communications team decision making in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year, we all have an even bigger goal of making top 3 in the Public Relations category at Nationals in Anaheim, CA.
In order to achieve our goal we have created a public relations campaign called “Nebraska’s Got Your 6″. Our campaign strives to honor veterans in our community as well as promote organizations that support our military men and women and appreciate their sacrifices. “Nebraska’s Got Your 6″ comes from the military term got your 6. When telling directions on a clock face 12 would be in front of you and 6 would be behind you, the side you can’t see. So when someone says “I have got your six” it means that they have got your back. Our mission is to show the military veterans both nationally and locally that Nebraska’s got their 6.
To show the military that Nebraska’s got their 6, our plan is to create activities to raise awareness in our community about our campaign and organizations, hold events for military members, and to give a scholarship to a future military member from our school. We have also had the week of November 4th-10th proclaimed as the “Nebraska’s Got Your 6” week by Governor Dave Heineman when most of our promotion will take place. Our promotion for the week includes candle vigils, plaque dedications, parade involvement, school involvement and much more.
What we are asking of you is anything and everything you are willing to do to help get the word out about our project, and the event we are holding at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Omaha on November 10th at 6 PM. We are holding a candle vigil in honor of our past, present, and future veterans. Candles will be available at the bridge, and candle holders have been purchased so that the wind won’t be a problem. We will have hot chocolate at the bridge and are trying to get as many people as possible to come help us “light up the night” for our veterans. We are asking for a donation for the candles, and the money we raise will go towards a scholarship that will be handed out to a high school senior who is planning on joining the military next year. I have attached the flier we made for our event.
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Nebraska Got Your 6 Event