COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The House of Heroes of the Chattahoochee Valley were able to honor the seventy-fifth veteran this year on Friday.
The group was able to do minor repairs to the home of SFC Willie Robinson in Columbus.
Robinson served in the military for 19 years receiving numerous medals for his service in Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Robinson wasn't able to attend today's service because of a doctor's visit in Tuskegee, so he asked his pastor to accept the flag in his place.
"We are proud of him for having served and he continues to serve today. He's in a congregation at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. I'm his pastor but he's a great leader by virtue of being a good follower for a dedicated cause," said James Gant, Pastor.
The team, led by SGT Cary Rutland and volunteers from Our Little House Contractors will be replacing rotten wood, siding, sheetrock and other general carpentry around the home.
Our Little House was able to provide free supplies and labor for the repairs.
The Columbus High School Ensemble performed the National Anthem.