It's not very often that students get to see the impact that the work they do can have. For about two dozen Eastridge students they experienced first-hand how much the simple act of writing a letter can mean to some people.
As part of their ninth grade English class they penned notes to veterans who were taking part in Honor Flight 62. Their messages were delivered during the trip as part of mail call.
Then when the plane returned to Rochester on September 30, many of the students who wrote the letters were there to greet it. Some even got to see the recipients of their note in person.
Honor flight is an organization which provides veterans trips free of charge to Washington D.C. so they can visit the memorials in and around our nation's capital. Honor Flight 62 was the first from Rochester which carried only Vietnam vets.
The East Irondequoit Teachers' Association held a fundraiser and raised enough money to sponsor one of the veterans.
To see pictures from the return of the flight click on the following link: