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He Started a ‘Grassroots’ Movement to Help Vets With One Very Simple Act

January 6, 2014
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He Started a ‘Grassroots’ Movement to Help Vets With One Very Simple Act
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When the government shut down, Chris Cox stepped up.

During the federal government’s shutdown last year, South Carolina’s Chris Cox felt there were some national chores too important to let slide. So he mowed the lawn between the Lincoln and World War II Memorials. Now he’s using his notoriety to start a foundation that will help disabled veterans with even more mowing. He plans to enlist veterans to trim the lawns of disabled vets and complete other chores that are difficult for them. “It doesn’t take a lot to make them feel good,” Cox told the South Carolina Radio Network. He’s heading back to Washington, D.C. this month to gather support for the cause, with lofty goals. “I’d like to see a memorial militia in each state,” Cox said.

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