September 14, 2022

Ceremony breaks ground for wounded veteran's future home

Ceremony breaks ground for wounded veteran's future home

Officials from the City of Rocky Mount, members of veterans’ groups, local firefighters, representatives from Bass Pro Shops and Helping a Hero, residents of the subdivision and local school children gathered in a lot at the subdivision located near N.C. Wesleyan University to welcome retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. James King and his family to the site of their new home.

The event came to a rousing conclusion as country music great Lee Greenwood performed “God Bless the U.S.A.”

Among those speaking at the event was Mayor Sandy Roberson, who welcomed the Kings to the city and commended the work being done by Helping a Hero to build homes for wounded veterans.

Ceremony breaks ground for wounded veteran’s future home
The traditions of Americans honoring their war veterans and pitching in to help those in need combined with a solemn remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks brought an