Surprise Source of Donation For World War II Veterans
As time marches on, world war two veterans are heading out on their final missions.
One program that helps them revisit their past, has received a donation from an unlikely source.
12 year old Cody Thompson was recognized by the Ocala-Silver Springs Rotary for raising over 200 dollars to help pay for world war two veteran to fly to the nation's capital.
That money will go to a program called Honor Flight, which makes it possible for tens of thousands of veterans nationwide to make the trip every year at no cost.
He says it's a way of giving back.
Cody Thompson says,
"A lot of men fought and died so that I could be here and that's pretty cool."
Cody is homeschooled and says he's always had a passion for history.
He says he plans on visiting the monument himself next year.
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