Tuesday, November 6, 2012

UIS students pay tribute to vets

Some college students are paying tribute to the troops this Veterans Day. School wasn't in session, but students were out on campus at University of Illinois Springfield.

They were tying yellow ribbons to more than 400 trees. The volunteers had a lot of ground to cover, but say it was worth it. Organizers hope they'll raise awareness about veterans.

The students also held a toiletry drive. All the items will be given to the American Legions and then sent to soldiers overseas.

The story was featured by WCIA-TV on November 4, 2012.

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