"It was great being able to talk to them about the war and just getting to know them," said Mailhot. "I don't think they're recognized enough for what they did. And, that's a shame."
"It's amazing to know just what they did for our country," added student Ashley Goyette.
The veterans were also treated to a video compiled by student Tegan Spinner of interviews with his fellow students about what they were thankful for because of the veterans' sacrifices.
"The things we mentioned in the video are things that some people take for granted sometimes," said Spinner. "It was interesting after they saw the video to hear people say they were happy about it and the dinner and that we took the time and effort to do it."
"The whole reason we put on the dinner was to show our appreciation for them," said Grim. "Yet, as they were leaving, they kept telling us 'thank you' repeatedly because they appreciated we took the time out to show them how much we care about them."
One of the veterans was so touched, said Dermody, she received an e-mail the very next day thanking the class for all they did.
"That really meant a lot," she said.