Building Homes For Heroes Ground Breaking Ceremony
On Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., a ground breaking ceremony will be held to signify the beginning of construction at the home of USMC First Lieutenant James Byler at 11 Broadview Drive in Huntington Station.
Huntington Town Councilman Mark Mayoka and Building Homes for Heroes, President Andy Pujol will preside over the event, which will include a parade down Broadview Drive.
First Lieutenant Byler, who graduated from Huntington High School, was severely injured when he stepped on an improvised explosive device while leading his platoon on a dismounted patrol of a narrow alley in Northern Helmand Province, one of the deadliest provinces in Afghanistan. He was brought to safety by members of his platoon and was later awarded The Purple Heart.
Byler lost both legs and fingers on each hand.The Town of Huntington and Building Homes for Heroes have spent the past year raising funds and awareness, and are now set to carry out the major modification of the Byler family’s home.
For more information on the event, please contact Carolyn Paszke at Building Homes for Heroes or Allison Lewin at the Town of Huntington.
Parking will be available at Huntington High School and we will have a HART bus there to transport you to Terrace Dr., where the Procession will begin. The Bus will be at the High School starting at 9:15am.
About Building Homes for Heroes:
Building Homes for Heroes is a Long Island-based organization that supports the needs of our severely wounded soldiers and their families, with a goal to build or renovate homes for families in dire need. The organization is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.