GySgt Glen Silva speaks with U.S. Rep. John Joyce Saturday at the American Legion Post 202 fundraising kickoff of the “Homes For Our Troops” project to build Silva an accessible home in Gettysburg for him and his family.

More than 75 persons lined the sidewalk in front of Gettysburg’s American Legion building on Middle Street and cheered loudly when Marine Sgt. Glen Silva arrived in a parade led by police cars, a motorcycle troop and Adams Regional Emergency Medical Services vehicles.

Silva, his wife Heather and their four children soon will move into a new home being built on Long Road by the Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) organization, which is dedicated to “restore freedom and independence to our nation’s most severely injured post-9/11 veterans.”

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