Aadi Panchal, 7 said his favorite part of the workshop was putting stickers on his helicopter. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Aadi Panchal, 7 said his favorite part of the workshop was putting stickers on his helicopter. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Local kids build helicopters in honor of veterans

Families celebrated and honored those who served, in a hands-on Veteran’s Day workshop on Nov. 3.

On Nov. 3, Home Depot in Redmond hosted a hands-on Veterans Day focused workshop to celebrate and honor veterans. Families built custom model military helicopters and every child received a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin. Home Depot employee, Tom Sams said there were around 400-500 kids building custom helicopters.

Home Depot has a history of working with veterans. Through Team Depot, volunteers devote thousands of hours each year to build and repair homes for those who have served. Through The Home Depot Foundation, they grant millions of dollars annually to nonprofit partners across the country. A lot of these partners have programs that focus on ending veteran homelessness, creating housing for the most critically wounded veterans and ensuring that aging veterans have a safe place to call home.

Home Depot hosts workshops every first Saturday of the month. The Palaniappan family attends the workshops every month. Arul Palaniappan said this is something they regularly do but this month they have a reason to build.

The Palaniappan family participates in the Home Depot workshops every month.”It’s regularly what we do but this month we have a reason to build - to honor the veterans,” said Arul Palaniappan. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

The Palaniappan family participates in the Home Depot workshops every month.”It’s regularly what we do but this month we have a reason to build – to honor the veterans,” said Arul Palaniappan. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Home Depot hosts workshops every first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Home Depot hosts workshops every first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Tom Sams said home Depot has a history working with veterans. Through Team Depot, volunteers devote thousands of hours each year to building and repairing home for those who have served. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Tom Sams said home Depot has a history working with veterans. Through Team Depot, volunteers devote thousands of hours each year to building and repairing home for those who have served. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

There were around 400-500 kids building helicopters on Saturday, Nov. 3. Every kid received a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

There were around 400-500 kids building helicopters on Saturday, Nov. 3. Every kid received a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

This month families had the opportunity to celebrate and honor all who served in a hands-on Veteran’s Day focused workshop. Families built custom model military helicopters. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

This month families had the opportunity to celebrate and honor all who served in a hands-on Veteran’s Day focused workshop. Families built custom model military helicopters. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

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