As newly appointed ambassador for Helping a Hero, Grammy Award winner Lee Greenwood joined Stillwater Ranch, Chesmar Homes and Helping a Hero to give a wounded Marine a new home. Greenwood sang his own anthem, "God Bless the USA," at the July 2nd ceremony. Wheelock Communities, the developer of Stillwater Ranch, donated the land and Chesmar Homes built a beautiful home to meet special needs.
Cpl. (Ret.) Michael Egan, USMC, enjoyed a hero's procession to his new home at 7907 Cimarron Ranch. A crowd of cheering Stillwater Ranch neighbors, residents, friends, veterans from all military branches, Daughters of the Republic and local media greeted him. Kids waved signs that read "Welcome Home Marine" and "Thank You for Your Service."
Before Cpl. Egan was presented with the keys to his new home, heartfelt tributes were made about his service and sacrifice by friends and fellow veterans, Kelli Roberts and Lt. Riley. Following the tributes, with the use of his new prosthetic legs, Cpl. Egan walked into his beautiful new home.
Helping a Hero is an organization that builds specially adapted homes for our severely wounded heroes injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, more than 100 homes have been awarded in 22 states. For more information, go to www.helpingahero.org.