ENON — Greenon High School students raised $401.72 to donate to Honor Flight Dayton, the local branch of a national organization that helps veterans travel to see their memorials in Washington, D.C.
Students raised the money through a Sadie Hawkins Dance. Students Jeremy Bennett, Andy Caldwell and Connor Bushnell spearheaded the effort to raise money to donate to Honor Flight.
“I am extremely proud of our students at Greenon High School for their commitment to our veterans and those who have sacrificed for our country,” said Principal Rick Newsock. “From our annual Veteran’s Day event to raising money to support Honor Flight, our students continually demonstrate their appreciation to the brave men and women who served our country.”
According to Honor Flight, a $350 donation sponsors one veteran for an entire day’s events, while a $23 donation feeds one veteran for the entire day.
“On behalf of all veterans who were actually able to finally visit their treasured and long-awaited memorial, a mere ‘thank you’ does not seem enough to convey our heartfelt appreciation for what you have done,” wrote Bill Nicklas, Honor Flight Dayton, Inc., Vice President, in a letter of thanks to Greenon High School students.