Local Home Depot, veterans team up to build ramp for Vietnam vet
Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #970 teamed up with representatives from the Dawsonville Home Depot on Nov. 2 to build a ramp outside the home of a local veteran. - photo by Allie Dean
It’s a sunny Thursday morning in Dawsonville and one residential street off Harmony Church Road is buzzing with activity. Trucks line the road outside the residence of 72-year-old Hezzie Patrick, a Vietnam war veteran who has recently been struggling with getting in and out of his home. Ten members of the local Vietnam Veterans of America chapter mingle with six men in orange shirts who have come from the Dawsonville Home Depot bearing tools and supplies. They’re building a ramp over the front steps to Patrick’s home, who served four tours in the Vietnam War.

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