Photo taken from Friday's military veteran advocacy event at Chief Moses Middle School 

MOSES LAKE - At least 90 Chief Moses Middle School students braved the cold early Friday morning to show their support of military veterans. Students took to the sidewalks early and began holding signs with heartfelt messages starting at 7:15 a.m. Handheld billboards had a wide variety of messages including “thank you veterans” and “be respectful to veterans.” Chief Moses 7th grader Diego Hernandez partook in the display of support for our military.

“It’s interesting seeing everybody support veterans and it was inspiring and inspired other people to support veterans,” Hernandez told iFIBER ONE News.

Fellow 7th grader Alfonso Barrera was alongside Hernandez that morning.

“It was fun, it was a good place to hang out and it was cool seeing all the people honk and stuff,” said Barrera. “I felt a sense of pride, we were unified.”

Students had gathered near the school’s display sign at the northern end of campus. The event lasted about 25 minutes.

Hernandez and Barrera say the gathering was organized by students and Chief Moses staff.

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