House Of Heroes Helps Veterans Of Wars Past

By: Eames Yates Email
By: Eames Yates Email
Roughly two hundred kids in Lowndes County dedicated their day to helping local veterans.


By Eames Yates
June 25, 2013

Lowndes County, GA - Lake Park resident Velma Baxley served her country in the Korean War. As a thank you hundreds of volunteers descended on her home to help fix it up. The House of Heroes volunteers gave Ms. Velma the chance to reminisce about her time in the Navy.

Baxley said "back then you wanted to go... that was one of the best parts of my life serving in the Korean War but serving in the Military of the United States."

House of heroes has helped seven hundred veterans fix their homes in fourteen different states. But it all started in Georgia in 1999.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert and his wife Roselle were also helped by the volunteers. But they had something else to celebrate... an anniversary. After Robert saw Roselle perform abroad in a USO tour they were married.

Roselle said "eventually after talking many many hours we decided that we were meant for each other and sixty seven years later today we are convinced that we were meant for each other."

At least one member of the Cribley family has served in every single war the United States fought in since the revolution.

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