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    School Display of uniforms!

    Post by Grey Marine82 on Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:01 pm

    Here is some OIF/OEF uniforms that I recently put on display at the school where I teach. The middle schoolers loved it!
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    Post by airborne1968 on Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:53 pm

    I like how you included background to the uniforms.
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    Post by P-E on Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:21 am

    Sir, that's a great idea ! At least, it'll teach young people to respect stuff like this !

    I remember when I was a young child, when we discussed about WW1 or WW2 in class, the history teacher brough some stuff from these wars. And it gives another view on the history when you've such stuff in front of you. However, out of special events like commemoration ceremonies or history lessons, I don't think it would have been accepted to have military stuff displayed at school.


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    Post by Grey Marine82 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:59 pm

    Thanks guys!My school is very receptive to the military, in fact I am the only veteran on our staff!We have about 50 or so folks who work at my school!
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    Post by Longbranch on Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:42 pm

    Very cool display! Any chance you can link to a bigger picture? It'd be cool to read what your signs say.

    Also, any chance we can get this into the proper forum? Looks like this is in the U.K. section, though I don't see the U.K. connection. In fact, it looks like there are several threads in this section that are U.S. related but are posted here instead...?
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    Post by P-E on Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:44 am

    Longbranch wrote:Very cool display! Any chance you can link to a bigger picture? It'd be cool to read what your signs say.

    Also, any chance we can get this into the proper forum? Looks like this is in the U.K. section, though I don't see the U.K. connection. In fact, it looks like there are several threads in this section that are U.S. related but are posted here instead...?

    You're right. I just moved it here, it's more appropriate I guess.


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    Post by Zeked on Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:18 am

    Great display. Nice to see not all schools have an adverse reaction when anything military is discussed or shown. Nice of you to take the time to do this.
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    Post by RedLegGI on Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:37 am

    Looks good!
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    Post by Ben on Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:21 am

    Very cool display.


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    Post by nkomo on Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:51 am

    Nice display! Good to see collectors educating the young.

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    Post by msmith275 on Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:27 pm

    Good on you for making this part of their lives and making it a tangible thing they can see and touch. Fantastic job.
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    Post by Grey Marine82 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:38 pm

    Thank you for the comments guys. I promise to do better in the future about having it in the right venue!
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    Re: School Display of uniforms!

    Post by airborne1968 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:33 pm

    Zeked wrote:Great display.  Nice to see not all schools have an adverse reaction when anything military is discussed or shown.  Nice of you to take the time to do this.    

    I'd expect such a statement coming out of Minnesota. When I lived there from 73 thru 87 the state was very anti-military, especially in the schools. Ever since I've put on public shows from 1997 to present the public has been positive. I've been doing school presentations since 2004 and they're always a big hit. Just have to make sure the content is tailored for the different grades.

    I remember showing a PRC6 walkie-talkie and the 1st graders thought it was a cell phone or a Special Services hand crank record player and they referred to it as a CD player but couldn't understand why it was so big and would only play one song.

    Based on this years Veteran's displays and the number of post Vietnam vets turning out at events, I'm thinking of adding more modern displays that I have items for.

    post nam peace time
    Grenada /Panama
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    OIF/OEF

    My displays are Army heavy. This year I added a WW2 and Nam Marine displays, but I'd like to provide more of the other services but do not want to invest in aviation gear or have just a uniform on a mannequin. I like rigged up displays. Any ideas for a good Navy and Air Force rigged up display that is between Korea and the Post Nam era? Tom
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    Post by kriegsmodell on Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:20 pm


    Very well done Sir!!


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    Re: School Display of uniforms!

    Post by Grey Marine82 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:52 pm

    Unfortunately I took the display down at the end of last week!Of course my camera decided to go out on me with the pictures that I had on it!

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