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Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization dedicated to restoring freedom and independence to severely injured veterans serving post-9/11, will hold a Groundbreaking Ceremony in Polson, MT on Saturday, November 23, to begin construction of a home for Marine Lance Corporal Thomas Parker. The public is invited to attend. Details here:

The ceremony will begin at 10 am, marking the official start of this project, which will result in a new, specially adapted home designed to accommodate the severe injuries LCpl Parker sustained while serving his country. The home will provide Parker with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.

Marine Lance Corporal Thomas "Tommy" Parker was on his first deployment when he lost both of his legs to an IED blast in Sangin, Afghanistan on December  11, 2010. Parker spoke about his new home, saying, quote,

Not a day goes by that I am not faced with some sort of obstacle. Daily tasks that are simple and routine for able-bodied people have a much more tedious and time-consuming process when you are missing limbs. Homes for Our Troops is providing me with a home that is built around my specific injuries so that my activities of daily living are no longer a struggle, but part of my daily routine. With this gift of a specially adapted home, I will be able to focus on my family and my future.

Who: Marine Lance Corporal Thomas Parker

When: Groundbreaking Ceremony Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10 am

Where: 42459 Flathead View Drive, Polson, MT 59860

Contact: Jennifer Reed, Homes for Our Troops (508) 944-4884

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