Even small gifts change lives

Pay It Forward

A Chance to Say Thank You

"I'm excited to be able to see some of the things I've only read about like the Smithsonian, the National Mall and the monuments," Andrew said.

He's even more excited to learn the trip will coincide with a WDAY Honor Flight visit to the capital. WDAY Honor Flight sends area veterans to visit the war memorials in Washington for free. The students will get the chance to meet some of the veterans for lunch one day of the trip.

"I am not sure who is more excited, him or me," Andrew said. "It's a chance to say thank you."

Andrew was in for one more surprise when he learned Jordan and his classmates are raising money for the Honor Flight with a penny war at school. Jordan raised $84 in pennies, plus additional money in silver coins, all on his own.

"It surprised me completely. It blew my socks off," Andrew said. "I could not be prouder of my son paying it forward!"

Bell Bank is a sponsor of the WDAY Honor Flight.