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Gov. Jay Nixon poses for photos Tuesday after presenting representatives of Scholastic, the world’s largest distributor of children’s books, with the Freedom Flag. Scholastic received the award for employing 60 veterans throughout the state under Nixon’s Show-Me Heroes program.

Gov. Jay Nixon poses for photos Tuesday after presenting representatives of Scholastic, the world’s largest distributor of children’s books, with the Freedom Flag. Scholastic received the award for employing 60 veterans throughout the state under Nixon’s Show-Me Heroes program. Photo by Angie Hutschrieder.

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.

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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.

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