Veterans push for more history

“We are failing, miserably, when it comes to educating our young people about history,” said Clermont County Veterans’ Services Director Dan Bare.  He is rallying veterans organizations statewide to work together to pressure the Ohio Department of Education to rework history standards, before approving new education standards, possibly in June.

“If we don’t teach children history, how can we expect them to be good citizens?  How can we expect them to be proud of the accomplishments of their country?” said Bare.

Local historian, attorney, and UC Clermont history teacher Gary Knepp agreed.