(WXYZ) - The young men at Loyola High School in Detroit are making 'Thank You' gifts for veterans under hospice care. It's one way these men are taking action to make a difference in the lives of the veterans on this anniversary of 9/11.
"We're doing thank you cards and thank you notes and putting little goody bags for the people that decided to risk their lives everyday for us to live," Junior Jevon Armstrong said.
We talked with Armstrong outside a room just off the Sanctuary at the all boys school. He understands the sacrifices and risks our men and women on the front line face every day.
"My dad is a Detroit cop. I know that he risks his life everyday for me and for the people that are in the city of Detroit."
Armstrong is being lead by his teacher Kathryn Gross. She's the brains behind the project but gives the praise to a few students that approached her last year. They wanted to make a difference and so the seed was planted.
"Helping veterans in those last moments and weeks of their life and let them know they're truly appreciated because we have so much because they've done so much," Gross said.
Armstrong agrees, "It's something important for everyone and this being my second year here, I believe this is an important day for all of us."
"The words they've written touch your heart. They really care about others and truly the whole goal of teaching is to bring out the best in every student and they truly show their best when they do for others," Gross said.
The young men are hoping to hand deliver the gifts in the next few days.
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