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Habitat for Humanity started building a home for a local veteran on a day when those who gave the ultimate sacrifice are remembered. Gary Randolph woke up early with his grandchildren to help construct his future home with volunteers. He says today serves as a reminder and for him, a step towards rebuilding his life, one wall at a time.

Randolph served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1975 and was stationed in Pearl Harbor. He says he appreciates the efforts of the volunteers helping to construct his future home. Some of them were veterans as well.

“It’s a blessing that we’re going to be homeowners now and for them to have a place that they can call home,” he said.

Veterans like Dale Lytal say they get more out of it than they contribute physically.

“I spent twenty years in the Navy. I have another career. I am working and my needs are met, so it’s whatever I can do to help others,” Lytal said.

Randolph’s young grandson, Darius, is excited for the new home. He stared at the space where his room would be.

“I think it’s good that he served, because he protected our country for me to get this home,” he said.

The home will be completed in a few months.


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