Wife Finds Disabled Veteran in Tears After What Neighbor Did!

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Memorial Day is an American holiday to honor our men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It was originally known as Decoration Day following the Civil War.  Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting gravesites or memorials, watching parades and even celebrating the beginning of summer.

Since October 2015, we’ve had about 2400 U.S. soldiers die in the War in Afghanistan and over 20,000 more injured. Dealing with the post-trauma and injuries from the war, isn’t easy for families of the loved ones who have served our country with pride. It takes courage dealing with those injuries and sometimes a little kindness from our strangers can go a long ways!


Specialist Christopher Garrett was a combat engineer with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division when he was deployed to Afghanistan, but a one-night mission changed everything.

“He was shot through the lower abdomen, and the bullet exited his right butt cheek. He took the bullet while on a night mission in Afghanistan,” wife, Brittany, said.

After being treated for his injuries, he received a medical retirement and was classified as 100% disabled. Despite his disability and the pain it caused him, Brittany said that- once or twice a week – Christopher still went out and mowed their lawn, struggling with the push mower.

And then a complete stranger changed their lives. Brittany posted the following photos to her Facebook page:

Brittany Lynn Garrett

about 2 weeks ago

Where do I begin? Something AMAZING happened today! As I was getting ready for my day, my husband appeared at the door with tears in his eyes holding our son. My heart sank and I thought someone we love took a trip to Heaven….He quickly assured me that no one had died, but someone had just given him a very expensive riding lawn mower! I don’t know who they are, but they have been watching my 100% combat disabled husband push mow our entire yard once or twice a week, and thought this would help make more time for the important things in life!!! THANK YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE!!! You don’t know how much pain this is going to save him from!!!

Brittany and Christopher will now be able to appreciate a little more time together as a family.
Sometimes we don’t always have the finances to help veterans, but it doesn’t always take financial support.  There are many ways to support our Veterans. Here’s just a few:
Support a Veteran owned business – visit,http://www.navoba.com/ and support these businesses by utilizing their goods and services.
Hire a Veteran, or support the businesses who do.  You can visit http://militaryfriendly.com/ to read the most current list of Military Friendly employers.
Offer a military discount to both Active Duty and Veterans.  The military community is very loyal and grateful to businesses that support them in this small way.
Buy a Veteran a drink or meal.
Visit nursing homes with large populations of Veterans and just spend time talking and listening with them.  So many of our older Veterans have incredible stories to tell.
Participate in welcoming home an Honor Flight http://www.honorflight.org/
Fly an American Flag. Properly. http://www.usa-flag-site.org/etiquette.shtml
Volunteer your time or donate to the USO (www.uso.org), and organization whose mission is to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families.
Support organizations that help with PTSD – like the Xena Project.
Finally, remember some everyday simple gestures – a hug, smile, handshake and even kind words of “Thank You” can make a difference in the life of a Veteran. We are honored and grateful for their service and our freedom. Remember…All gave some, “Some Gave All”…

God Bless Our Troops!
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