A highschool student in Iowa is being acknowledged for his dedication to honor veterans in his local people by main a fundraising effort to buy an enormous American flag for his faculty.

“It’s just a way to honor them and show appreciation and want to do something for them,” Gavin Nelson, a senior at Hinton High School, shared with an area news station.

Nelson initially introduced the concept to buy the flag and dedicate it to the college — and the faculty board cherished it, Ken Slater, superintendent of Hinton faculties, instructed Fox News.

“His goal last year when he came to the board was to be able to dedicate it on Veterans Day,” Slater mentioned. “He was able to follow through and make that happen, which was perfect.”

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The estimated price of the mission was $6,000 and, after Nelson acquired the inexperienced mild from the college board, he set to work.

First, he acquired the phrase out and met with native companies to gather donations for the large 12-by-18-foot flag.

A large 12-by-18-foot American flag donated by Gavin Nelson to Hinton High School on Nov. 11, 2021. 
(Ken Slater/Hinton Schools)

The donations started pouring in and Nelson in the end collected a whopping $9,000 — a testomony to the patriotism of his fellow group members — exceeding his aim. 

“The community loved the project and was extremely supportive,” Slater mentioned. “We had several community members thank Gavin for his gesture towards the veterans. His family was very proud of him.”

“The community loved the project and was extremely supportive. We had several community members thank Gavin for his gesture towards the veterans. His family was very proud of him.”

— Ken Slater, faculty superintendent

The extra donations coated the price of set up, the superintendent defined.

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The flag was put in within the faculty’s auditorium throughout a Veterans Day ceremony and all those that see it proceed to recollect the sacrifice and repair of veterans for the nation.

“On behalf of the school board, I would like to say that we as a school are humbled by Gavin’s service project and his ability to bring the community together for a great cause to honor our veterans. It also shows that we are in good hands with young people like Gavin,” Slater mentioned.

A massive 12-by-18-foot American flag donated by Gavin Nelson to Hinton High School on Nov. 11, 2021. 

A large 12-by-18-foot American flag donated by Gavin Nelson to Hinton High School on Nov. 11, 2021. 
(Ken Slater/Hinton Schools)

“Students love the flag as well and they are proud of Gavin for taking this project on,” he added.

The ceremony was particular to Nelson as his grandfather is a veteran and was in attendance.

of Sioux City, Iowa. “I thought that would be a pretty cool idea to get for our school.”

A Chair of Honor in remembrance of soldiers Missing in Action or Prisoners of War is seen Nov. 11, 2021. 

A Chair of Honor in remembrance of troopers Missing in Action or Prisoners of War is seen Nov. 11, 2021. 
(Ken Slater/Hinton Schools)

You can see the flag in its full glory throughout any basketball recreation within the gymnasium, or when the nationwide anthem is sung.

In addition, the funds Nelson collected coated the price of a Chair of Honor and a plaque with the names of those that donated.

“His efforts also paid for a Chair of Honor in remembrance of soldiers Missing in Action or Prisoners of War. He will also have a folded flag with a plaque that will represent the people donating to the project,” Slater mentioned.