An area resident is using his hobby to honor the American Legion.

Dr. David Harman donated his collection of handmade World War II model airplanes to Post 52 in La Crosse on Saturday.

Hartman assembled more than 90 model airplanes to donate to the legion.

The replica airplanes will be displayed in the front entrance of Post 52.

Hartman says the project took a lot of research.

"Before I built a model I would, you know, go back and look at the history of the aircraft, the builder and designer so I would have some reference before we started," said Hartman.

Hartman says he started building his collection in 1996.