GOOD NEWS Seventh-Grader Raises Money to Honor 180,000 Veterans After 'Fox & Friends' Appearance
A seventh-grader who went viral for placing American flags and flowers at the graves of veterans gave an update to his campaign Sunday on Fox & Friends.
Preston Sharp gained national attention last year for starting his campaign to salute deceased veterans across the country.
Sharp said Sunday that after appearing on Fox & Friends in February, he raised money and was able to honor 9,000 veterans on Veterans Day this year.
According to his website, he has also "organized the placement of more than 180,000 flags and red carnations."
Sharp said on Sunday that he is appreciative of the sacrifice veterans give for the United States.
"I want to thank them for their service," he said.
He said that this Thanksgiving, he'll be heading to Hawaii to honor veterans there.
"I really appreciate our veterans so much for what they do for us."
Sharp was also invited to and attended President Trump's State of the Union address, where he sat next to the first lady in the gallery.
"Young patriots like Preston teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans. Preston's reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the Pledge of Allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem," the president said.