Today, Sergeant Major Sparks spoke to the 8th-grade about different aspects of today’s military compared to the military during WWII (the 1940’s) through real life experience in the modern Army. SGM Sparks explained how the military has changed; for example, aspects dealing with communications and the Tuskegee Airmen. He also explained his experiences while stationed in Germany for six years. In English class; students will be researching a ‘then and now, 1940’s’ project for background information while reading about Anne Frank. SGM Sparks experience and knowledge from his presentation will help with the upcoming project.