BANDON – Students at Bandon High School gained valuable insight into the lives of those who have served their country when their teacher decided to get them involved in a local veterans project.

BHS English teacher Stephanie Murphy was asked if her students would participate in a event that longtime resident and Vietnam veteran Joseph Bain sponsors involving a photo of area veterans. The group photo is published annually in the Bandon Western World newspaper.

Murphy jumped at the opportunity and her students in five different classes brainstormed what they could do to honor the veterans who participated in the photo.