Next Best Thing to Being There

Next Best Thing to Being There

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We have many soldiers overseas who will be unable to see their children graduate this year. Over 250 graduates in the Fort Campbell, Tennessee region will attend commencement with a parent overseas. By the time their GI parents see the graduation photos, they kids will probably be off to college.

High schools near Fort Campbell decided to make sure that these parents would see their children at commencement. They hired a company called XOS Technologies videa tape the ceremonies and broadcast them live over the Internet. The service was set up for free. While schools had soldiers in mind, the video was made available to out of state relatives as well.

The venture went quite well. Who knows? Sometime in the future it may be the norm to have such live broadcasts so families don’t have to miss out on these life events.

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