What This Teen Does to Honor Fallen Soldiers Will Warm Your Heart

  • 2018-10-04
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
What This Teen Does to Honor Fallen Soldiers Will Warm Your Heart
By The U.S. Army [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Preston Sharp is showing an extraordinary level of initiative and dedication to honor fallen soldiers – and he's only 13.

Sarah Taylor, staff writer at TheBlaze, reports:

Preston is traveling across the U.S., hitting each state, in order to put American flags and flowers on the graves of fallen veterans.

“I’m just trying to give back to all veterans,” Preston said. “They worked so hard, they went through so much training. And I’m just trying to give some of that back.”

Preston, who has his own web page to promote his nonprofit organization, Veteran Flowers and Flags, was inspired in 2015 after he visited his grandfather’s grave and took note of the lack of adornments on the surrounding vets’ graves.

“I got really frustrated that our veterans weren’t [sic] be honored on Veterans Day,” he said. “My mom taught me if you see something wrong, do something about it, don’t complain about it.”

The Redding, California teenager went to New York's Cypress Hill National Cemetery last weekend. New York is the 22nd state he's visited on his goodwill tour.
 Source: AAN
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