Students in the Northview High School/Cumberland Academy Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) Program recently put their heads together to create a way to thank veterans for their service.
On Saturday, those efforts will come to fruition.
The JAG program is inviting all veterans, families of veterans and friends, to the Brazil National Guard Armory for the "Veterans Appreciation Luncheon," scheduled for noon-2 p.m. The Armory is located at 970 W. Craig Ave., Brazil.
The luncheon, free of charge, will include hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips and dessert.
"The event has been in the works for about a month-and-a-half," JAG instructor Michael Robison said. "It was actually a student-based decision. They created an event they felt would be most advantageous to our region."
Robison said the goal is to thank all veterans for their service as well as offering them the free meal.
"This was the (student's) way to show their appreciation of the sacrifices, not only of the veterans, but of the families as well," Robison said. "This had little to do with me."
Robison said the JAG program specializes in "workforce development and characteristics" for students.
In addition, the students also discuss ways to become more civic minded within their communities.
"We try to give the (students) as much knowledge as we can about the workforce," Robison said. "Not only do we teach the workforce development skills, we also teach skills that will help the (students) become (more associated) with their communities. We take that element very seriously."
Robison said currently, 25 students take part in the program, including students from Northview, Cumberland and Clay City.
"The idea for the (students) was to create a community support mechanism for these men and women," Robison said. "We always try to focus on community development."
For more information regarding the meal and event, contact Robison at 812-2399-3760 or e-mail email@example.com.