(HAVEN, Kan.) — Instead of flying flags or visiting a memorial this Veterans Day, students in Haven got their hands dirty.
All 300 students at the grade school spent Friday afternoon doing yard work for veterans. Armed with rakes and trash bags, they took their marching orders to the homes of 20 local vets.
"It's prett neat," said veteran Fred Rau, as he watched a 5th grade class scoop up leaves on his front lawn."They've gave us so many great things here in America and we'd like to thank them," said 10 year-old Julie Wilhite.
The Haven PTO organized the event and plans to make it an annual part of Veterans Day celebrations in Haven.