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Students Help Veterans Do Yard Work For Senior Project

When they were required to come up with a senior community service project, one student knew just who to help.

Seniors from Chesaning High School in Michigan bundled up and braved the cooler temps on Friday for a very important reason.

As part of a senior project, a group of students teamed up with the local American Legion to help older veterans in their community. The project was organized by senior Keegan Nicol, who reached out to area veterans identified by the American Legion and asked if they would like to take part in the project.

On Friday, 59 seniors were split into two groups and bused to the veterans' homes from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, where they raked leaves and helped with yard projects. As they worked, the vets came out and visited with the students and shared stories about their time in the U.S. military.

"Today was a great opportunity to give back to the veterans who have done so much for us," Nicol told WNEM. "I am proud of the seniors who volunteered their time and raked wet leaves in the cold. This project is something I will always cherish and thank you to everyone that made this possible."

The American Legion shared a few photos that Nicol took on their Facebook page and thanked the seniors for participating.

"The Class of 2020 helped out our local veterans by raking their lawns and bagging leaves," they wrote. "We are so appreciative to Keegan Nicol for organizing this event and all of the students who took part today!"

Kudos to the seniors for taking time out of their day to help others in their community. We're sure it was a day that both parties won't soon forget.

If you're interested in starting a similar project in your community, you can reach out to your local American Legion post .

You can also make a donation to the American Legion by clicking here .

Just be sure to sign up and sign in to tell the world all about it. Let's "Start something good" together.

(Source: images American Legion Post 212 Facebook )

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