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VFW Awareness Day at Catasauqua school

VIDEO: VFW Awareness day

CATASAUQUA, Pa. - Some local students learned more about what it takes to be in the military Thursday.

Dozens of members of the armed forces and local law enforcement were at the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School in Catasauqua for VFW Awareness Day.

They helped give 6th through 12th graders a look inside careers in the military sciences, as well as K9 officer training.

The kids also got a chance to speak with recruiters and learn about emotional support animals.

"We wanted to be able to expose them to different careers and we wanted to give them the opportunity to ask questions, in particularly to the military sciences recruiters, and just give them some exposure to things that are happening in the area outside of the school," said Principal Douglas Taylor.

The kids also got hands-on CPR training and even held a push-up contest where they won t-shirts and backpacks.

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