American Legion Presents Grant to Disabled Veteran

Honoring an area soldier was the goal of many people in the community that showed up for one disabled veteran this afternoon.

The American Legion presented a $500 check to Lance Corporal Jody Baca today as a part of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.

It's a group that splits up $500,000 to disabled veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Baca says things like this make it more worth while for the soldiers.

"The vets that have gotten back really appreciate all that we get. The way we're treated, we feel like we're honored. On behalf of everyone, we really appreciate it," said Baca.

The goal of the program is to provide assistance to severely injured veterans and their families returning home to civilian life.