By: Jillian Wilson
Roy Schindler put together a list of all the Davenport graduates who died serving our nation since World War II.
Today those vets were honored at a special school assembly.
He says he was inspired by his grandpa.
"it's important to me because my grandfather was also a veteran and he graduated from davenport high school," says Cadet Roy Schindler, ROTC.
While Schindler's working toward his high school diploma, he's also serving in the ROTC.
And while he says his grandpa's service sparked the idea, it was his love for his country that pushed him to recognize those who had the same passion.
"it's important for families to know that their loved ones are being recognized and also it's important for everyone else to see that there's still patriotism in our community," says Schindler.
With help from old Davenport newspapers, archives, and the ROTC, Roy was able to come up with the list of 26 davenport graduates. Now the names will forever be displayed on a plaque at the school.
"You get to see the future of our country and the youth in the crowd and you get to see that tied into the history of our country, the veterans who have served," says Lt. Col. Bradley cook.
It's something for folks in Davenport to be proud of and it all started with a student who was proud of his grandpa.
Davenport central is still finding and adding names to the plaque.
If you know a family member or a friend who died serving, please let davenport central know.