Henderson, Ky. (WEHT)— A first grader at Resurrection High School has done something remarkable. At just seven years old, Rhett Carnahan is helping veterans board the Honor Flight.

On Monday, he presented the Honor Flight of Southern Indiana with a check for $1,700. 

It began as a school project. Carnahan has veterans in his family and decided to help the Honor Flight. He and his mom made a video to post on Facebook as well as making crafts to sell.

Carnahan had this to say about why he went in this direction with his project, “Both of my great grandfathers were in the army and served in World War II.”

According to Candy Moser with the Honor Flight, Rhett tripled his goal.

“He tripled his goal, so that is huge. Not everyone can say that!” Moser continues, “His goal was 500, so what a great project.”

Officials with the Honor Flight program say the money will help veterans afford the trip. They also gave Rhett a special honor coin as a thank you for the donation.