Dozens of elementary school students braved the wind and just missed out on the rain this afternoon for the 12th annual "Wings Across the Bridge" celebration.
The walk across the Bailey Bridge wraps up a fundraiser where both Lynn Haven and Southport Elementary students raised money to sponsor two bald eagles.
It's a lesson of unity and public service, one Southport Elementary Music Teacher, Rhonda Hawley, says is already creating an impact in her students.
"That lets us know that what we're doing is worthwhile," said Hawley. "These are skills that can't be tested on a FCAT test, but this is what real learning is all about; knowing how to give back, identifying the need, and figuring out a way to meet that need."