Helping a hero: Eric Lund’s new house to be dedicated Monday.

June 5, 2015

HAMLIN TWP. — A celebration will be held on Monday, June 8, at the new home of Eric Lund. Lund was severely injured by an explosive while serving with the Army National Guard in Afghanistan three years ago. Last July, ground was broken on West Breckenridge Road where a house was to be built through HelpingAHero.org, an organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Monday’s celebration begins at 1 p.m.

“Safety, security, comfort and independence, who would have dreamed that this kind of life was possible for Eric?” Lund’s aunt, Melissa Boggs said. Boggs has been instrumental in the homebuilding project. General contractor for the home was Malliett Construction of Ludington and included over 130 subcontractors and volunteers, many local.

Monday’s event will include an appearance from country music recording artist Lee Greenwood, who recorded the hit “God Bless the USA.” Also at the event will be congressmen Bill Huizenga and Dan Benishek, along with State Senator Darwin Booher and State Representative Ray Franz, among many others. 

Because of the large amount of people expected at the event, Jebavy Drive between Jagger and Decker roads will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic will be re-routed to Lincoln Road during that time.

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