When many of our veterans die they're honored with family and friends at their funeral, but for some, they have no one in their lives at the time of their death and are buried alone and forgotten.
John Vanover, of Pulaski County, is trying to change that. Vanover is building his own retirement community for vets with no where else to go in their final years.
A veteran himself, Vanover has spent nearly 40-thousand dollars out of his own pocket to fund the project, which will feature two bedroom cabins for the veterans to live, along with crops and livestock the residents will cultivate, making the community almost completely self-sufficient.
Vanover says he still needs funds and other services to get the community up and running.
He says he gets no government funding for the project and says he's running the community strictly as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
If you would like to help Vanover you can find out more information by clicking on the link below: www.vanoverveteransvillage.org