Scholastic honored for its work in hiring veterans
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Scholastic is known worldwide for being the world’s largest distributor of children’s books. On Tuesday in Jefferson City, it was recognized for its work with a decidedly older group.
At a ceremony at the company’s Algoa Road warehouse, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon presented Scholastic Cooperation with the Freedom Flag, which recognizes the company’s involvement in the Show-Me Heroes program.
Show-Me Heroes was established in 2010 after a visit to Afghanistan in which a soldier, about to go on patrol, told Nixon that his biggest concern was a job when he returned home.