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Seneca Students Honor Veterans

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Tuesday night was a chance for the younger generation to thank the older generation, who fought for their freedom.

An evening honoring veterans at Union Station was organized by students from Seneca high school, in the Wattsburg Area School District.

It's the 5th year for the "Difference Makers Gala", which is completely planned by the students.

They put together a dinner, organized speakers, and gave out awards to each veteran to show their gratitude.

It's done as part of the school's "Medal of Honor" curriculum, and this year was the first time they had an actual Medal of Honor recipient in attendance.

" We try to instill values like citizenship, patriotism, selfless service, integrity, courage," said Gary Beikirch, who received the Medal of Honor for his service in Vietnam.  "The students here at Seneca... have really gone above and beyond what we ever could've expected."  
 
"These men sacrificed a lot for us and this is the least we could do to pay them back and show that we appreciate them and care about what they did," said Seneca student Kamron Brace.

The students raised $8,000 to put on the gala.

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