Marine Veteran And His Son Receive An Unexpected Gift From The Local Police

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

Supporting our active troops and our veterans has always been a sentiment at the heart of the United States of America.

It’s a noble belief that we carry forward even to this day. Though veterans do face disrespect — as in this case of a disabled veteran who received a nasty note — there are plenty of stories of ordinary citizens standing up for our armed forces.

I particularly love this airline employee who sent off a fallen soldier with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. What an incredible performance!

But for some returning soldiers, it can be hard to ask for help from your fellow citizens. When former Marine Kevin Ivey left the armed forces to attend Texas A&M, he was just trying to make a better life for his six-year-old son, Calvin.

The single dad, 28, was joining the Corps of Cadets at A&M with his tuition taken care of by the GI Bill, but he didn’t have money for housing.

He and Calvin spent two nights living in his truck. On the second night, a group of cops spotted the father and son sleeping, and came over to have a word with the young veteran, who thought he was about to be arrested.

As it turned out, all three officers were veterans too, and arrest was not what they had in mind. Watch the video below to see the incredible gesture that the boys in blue made for this hard-working single dad.

And if you were stunned by this awe-inspiring story of generosity, please SHARE on Facebook in honor of our veterans and our police officers!

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