Kids at day camps at the Northern Lights YMCA in Iron Mountain had a special field trip Wednesday morning.
They walked to the VA Medical Center with 115 cards in-hand to thank the area veterans. The cards and letters were part of their camp project called â??Stars and Stripesâ??, in preparation for the Fourth of July. They spent some extra time chatting with the veterans and thanking them for their service.
â??They risked their lives for us and I think that's kind of nice how people are willing to die for us and give us freedom for their lives,â?? said day camper, Michael Valenti. â??Iâ??m happy that sometimes no one gets hurt.â??
The kids are also using the â??Stars and Stripesâ?? project to prepare for their YMCA Fourth of July float.