"There is no better way to pay our respects than by being pallbearers," says one high school student

By Grace Gavilanes
Updated November 02, 2015 11:15 AM

High school students at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School are giving back to their community in an honorable way.

The teens of the all-boy high school have been encouraged to become “men for others” – and are doing so by serving as pallbearers at funeral services for homeless military veterans. Each service calls for the students to don white gloves and matching school ties.

“The men we honored today put their lives on the line for our country and now they deserve our dignity and service in return,” says senior Lenny Froehlich. “There is no better way to pay our respects than by being pallbearers. We honor these service members by being with them in their last moments on earth, and that in itself is a privilege.”

Today reports that 50 students signed up for training earlier this month, with additional students having already signed up for the next training in November.