Winston-Salem, NC -- You will get the opportunity to honor an American hero, next weekend.
Marine Cpl. Jessie Fletcher lost his legs and several fingers in Afghanistan in 2011.
Saturday, May 18, a grateful community will say thank you.
"When you're active duty in the military, I have to say that there's one thing you really miss, and that's home. So, I had a long time of dreaming about being home. And, now that I'm finally home, I miss being active duty. But, living back here with my family is absolutely the biggest blessing of all," said Cpl. Jessie Fletcher, U.S.M.C. Retired.
In late March 2013, we were there for the ground-breaking at the site of Fletcher's new home in Winston-Salem.
The group "Helping A Hero" builds houses for wounded warriors.
Fletcher, who is engaged to be married, said he may be out of the military, but he still has a lot to give.
"That was the end of my active duty military career. The injury only inspired me to want to continue serving my country and my community," said Fletcher.
The mayor of Welcome declared Saturday, May 18, Cpl. Jessie Fletcher day.
You can come out to North Davidson High School from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It should be fun for the whole family. It's free and open to all who want to celebrate.