WEST SALEM, WI (WXOW)—A West Salem High School Senior is holding a program to honor veterans at the football game versus Arcadia on Friday.
It's all part of Marissa Massoth's senior project.
"Us guys used to laugh and call it a prisoner of war camp because we had no way out," Edward Stanislowski, Army Veteran, Marissa's grandfather said.
Massoth is use to hearing all of her grandfather's stories from his time serving in Berlin
"Every Sunday we go over and have dinner with our entire family," Stanislowski said. "He's always talking about what he does."
Those stories inspired Marissa to do more for veterans.
"I think we should respect soldiers and respect the guys defending our country," Ed said.
"His pride, I can see it every time he talks," Marissa said. "He's looking at you and using his hands and he's just so into it. The love for his country that was really touching to me."
She was so moved, she's holding a special ceremony honoring veterans.
Marissa's grandfather will help the Color Guard raise the flag before the football game
"It makes me feel good," Ed said. "I'm really proud of her."
All veterans will get into the game for free and she is selling t-shirts to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project.
Before the game starts, Marissa is selling pork chops.
People will also be able to sign up for the raffle that includes a Packer's jersey signed by William Henderson and a football signed by Jared Allen from the Vikings.
The raffle will take place at the American Legion on Veteran's Day.
"I'm hoping they'll see so many donations, people giving, just willing to hear about and see the veterans standing at half time for their different branches and realize we have so many veterans in our community," Marissa said.
Marissa hopes the community will help her raise $5,000 for veterans.
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