Local Veteran Honored with House Decorated in Christmas Lights
Local Combat Veteran, Kyle Landmesser, came home to a big surprise on Veterans Day… his home completely decorated in Christmas lights. Kyle was the recipient of the Brighten a Veterans Holiday program donated by the team at Lux Lighting.
Kyle served in Iraq and Afghanistan as infantry and field artillery with the 25th infantry division. He now suffers from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury causing massive seizures that hospitalized him. In addition, he suffers from chronic back pain and a broken ankle.
His wife, Dorothy, nominated him for the Brighten a Veterans Holiday program. She says Kyle loves Christmas, but has had a tough year. He can’t work, drive, climb ladders and is physically unable to put up Christmas lights. When she heard about the program she knew it might lift his spirits.
And it did. On Saturday November 11th, Kyle went out to run some errands and came home to a great surprise… a house decorated in Christmas lights. Kyle couldn’t believe what he saw. He was so surprised someone would do this for him and his family. He just kept saying how thankful he was for the Christmas gift. His family was just happy to see him smile.
The Brighten a Veterans Holiday program began as a way for Lux Lighting to give back and support local Combat Veterans and their families during the holidays. They received several nominations and hope to expand the program next year.
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