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Spencer man rallies children, adults to honor veterans with baked goods

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SPENCER (WBNG) --  A Spencer man is doing his part to make sure veterans in his area are honored this Veteran's Day.

A handful of children spent the day baking and decorating cakes that will be delivered to veterans.

It's all organized by Jonathan Brown who hopes it teaches these kids something valuable.

"They're learning the meaning of Veteran's Day and what the value of Veteran's Day and what people had to do to make this country the land of the free and the home of the brave," said Brown.

"I wanted to help to thank the veterans that serve this country and made our lives better and safer," said 14-year-old volunteer Darren McFall.

This is the fifth year that Brown has delivered these cakes to area veterans.

The first year Brown and friends did this, emotions were running high.

"It was emotional," said Brown. "We delivered to about 30 vets on the first year we've ever did this and there were so many tears, it was unbelievable. 

It started out small, but now about 10 adults and 20 kids help make it possible.

"We go to the American Legions, the VFWs, we go to people's houses that, you know, they'll message me and say 'hey, my dad's a veteran and he would love a cake and to see the kids," said Brown.

"I want to get to know about the veterans and how their adventures were as a veteran," said McFall.

"Nobody knew that people still cared about vets and I brought that joy back into the vets that said 'we do care,' you know, there are people that care and I am going to teach people to care about our vets," said Brown.

The group plans on traveling around in a convoy Saturday evening, delivering the baked goods and getting to know the area veterans.

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