STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -- It started as a simple idea between two teachers, send one WWII veteran on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. It costs $500 to do that.
Second grade teacher Holly Busse says,"We thought, if everyone could bring in one dollar between students and staff, we'd be able to do that."
But their original goal was too small. In just a few months time they tripled it, raising enough money to send three veterans on the flight. A private donation means a fourth will get to go.
Busse adds, "We had some kids bring in pennies and quarters and we'd accept that and bring it in. Some kids that could do more, could do that. We had a lot of staff donate larger amounts of money in honor of people they knew too."
The second graders at Bannach played a major role in surpassing the goal. Even though WWII started more than 60 years before they were born, some students like Max Gulan understand what the Honor Flight is. "It's for veterans to go to Washington DC to see the memorials," Gulan says.
And that's why every student and staff member at Bannach Elementary has a Touch of Class!