Once I was ready, I hopped in my car to go pick up my PawPaw. He was dressed in his tuxedo and looking sharp! I was so thankful that he offered to escort me to the Homes for Heroes formal dinner at the Governor’s Mansion. We gathered with many generals, politicians, and businessmen who support the organization. After dinner, they handed the keys of two entirely free homes to wounded warriors. One of the soldiers knew about his free house, but the other was there “to support his friend.” His wife started crying as he was surprised with a free home of his own. I was especially touched when he asked to speak. He mentioned, “I am forever grateful for this house, but this isn’t the reason why I serve my country.” I will never understand the sacrifice soldiers give while expecting very little in return. I think my PawPaw summed it up best by saying, “Those were some fine people!” He repeated it the whole way home!
Handing over the keys to his new home!