LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A flag was raised this Veterans Day in a very special yard.
The yard will soon be called home to National Guardsmen JeremyCain and his family. This is the first house in Habitat forHumanity has built for a veteran in Lafayette and Jeremy Cain can'tbelieve this house will become his home.
"I'm still kind of speechless," Cain said. "No words candescribe it except a blessing. To have all these people here tosupport the build. I know there will be many more to come and Ilook forward to helpling them build."
The wood frames are up and the home is expected to be finishedby Christmas. There are some special people helping build Cain'shouse: veterans.
"To learn about these guys. The guys that have been building forsuch a long time. It is such a great history with each one. Howthey live life. There's a lot to learn," Cain said.
With the construction on the house underway, Habitat executivedirector Doug Taylor says Veterans Day is the perfect time to honorCain and all veterans. He says this project is something Habitatfor Humanity has wanted to do for more than a year.
"Our staff thought well let's just build a house in honor of aveterans in the greater Lafayette community so this is a result ofthat," Taylor said.
Habitat for Humanity also presented Cain with his own toolbeltto use on his house. Cain says he plans to work on other Habitathomes for veterans in the future.
Cain has served in the National Guard since 2000 and is nolonger in active duty.
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