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West Salem senior using school project to honor veterans

West Salem senior using school project to honor veterans

WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) - A senior at West Salem High School is using a class project to help area veterans.

Ryan Huebsch secured the rights to show the movie "Honor Flight" Tuesday night for his Senior exit project.

Although the project is graded, he is using the night  to raise money for veterans to be able to take part in future Honor Flights.

He's also educating his peers about the importance of the Honor Flight program.

Huebsch's interest in World War II came at an early age after the passing of his grandpa.

After looking at old war memorabilia his grandpa left behind, he knew showing the "Honor Flight" movie would be the perfect way to honor other veterans. "If we wouldn't have been in World War II, I mean we may have not been here today. These veterans have laid down their lives for us and it's important to tell them and to show them how we can give back to them. I mean this is the one last thing that we have to give back to the veteran's and we need to show it," said Huebsch.

The showing is Tuesday night at the Heider Center in West Salem.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie begins at 6:30. The event is open to the public.

Just in case you're wondering, Ryan is the son of Mike Huebsch, the current Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration and former state legislator.

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