Army Sgt. Anthony Von Canon made a sacrifice for his country when he served in the military from 2006-2010 on active duty and then from 2010-2014 in the reserves. And now, he’s the owner of a brand new Hero Home in North Raleigh.
After a rocket attack in the Khost Province of Afghanistan hurt Sgt. Von Canon, he had to have a titanium rod put in his leg because of injuries to his back, neck, and hip. Back in April, Operation Coming Home chose him and his family as recipients of Hero Home 17.
Sgt. Von Canon and his wife have a 10-year-old daughter, a 1-year-old son and a third newborn baby, so they were extremely thankful to be chosen as the family to receive a home that they can grow in.
Operation Coming Home serves as a collaboration between the Homes Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County and other associated nonprofits who make the initiative possible.
For Hero Home 17, it was Level Homes who made the vision come to life. During a dedication celebration, two military flyovers and appearances by first lady Kristin Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest happened, as well as lots of smiles.
“To give someone a home seems like such a grand gesture, but in view of what he’s done for our country, it seems very small in comparison,” said Paul Kane, executive vice president and chief executive of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County.
North Carolina Level Homes President Ric Rojas said, “Words can’t describe it. What Anthony has done for our country, this is just a token of what we can give back to him. It’s a great feeling.”
Visibly moved by the dedication of his new Raleigh home, Sgt. Von Canon said, “”We’re blessed to even be nominated in the first place, and then be the winner, it’s exciting. Our family believes life is to be lived in a way that honors God. I know he is looking down today pleased with all the loving actions of everyone who helped this home come together.”
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