TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A group of local high school students are showing their patriotism to the family of veterans.
WTXL ABC's Jada Williams talked with the people adding a "pop of color" in a seemingly unusual place.
High school students at Maclay now have artwork prominently displayed at the Tallahassee National Cemetery, adding a little more depth to the final resting place for the men and women who have served our country.
When you think of a cemetery, you think of flowers adorning caskets, but what about works of art?
"It's not a good situation to be here, but to have something to take their mind off is great," said Lucy Smith, a Maclay Student.
Maclay High School students like Smith are bringing more red, white and blue to the Tallahassee National Cemetery.
Raymond Miller, the Tallahassee National Cemetary director: "When you have people come in and they're able to walk in, now all of sudden now not only do they know they're loved ones are here, but people in the community are caring and they've taken the time to come out here."
Maclay art teacher Kyle Maurey says when Miller reached out, the opportunity seemed too good to pass on.
Kyle Maurey, a Maclay Upper School art teacher, said that "This was a perfect opportunity, space, time to use artwork to connect to the community and add something beautiful."
The cemetery regularly displays artwork from the community.