Belmont boy making sure every house honors our nation’s veterans

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A Belmont, Ohio, boy is on a mission.

Nine-year-old Phoenix Barron wants every household in town to have a green light on their front porch, signifying the remembrance of our nation’s veterans.

He and his grandmother saved up their change for months to buy enough green light bulbs for everyone in Belmont.

Phoenix attached a signed note to each one and he’s taking them from house to house in his wagon and giving them away.
“We have 110 more to go and there is 180, so we finished 60 yesterday and we’re going again,” Phoenix said. 

“He wants everybody to know that just because veterans come home from the war  doesn’t mean that the war is over for them,” added Phoenix’s grandmother Susan Adams. “It never ends and they need to be remembered. 

Phoenix is doing the project in honor of his uncle Casey, an Iraq War veteran, who is a wounded warrior.

Here’s the most amazing part. Phoenix was born with severely deformed feet, and his family was told he’d never walk.

After many surgeries, he proved them wrong. He runs, plays baseball and is a blue belt in karate.

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