“All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing”
Meet one GOOD man!
This is a great story! Chris Cox (professional chain saw artist), started volunteering at the Washington D.C. memorials when the shut down started when he saw the trash building up at the various memorials. He did not want to see our veterans disappointed when they showed up by the terrible state of the memorials which honor them and those who have gone before them to defend America, so he became the change he wanted to see. And he is asking for boy scouts and others to do the same. He is very humble in the interview I listened to at The Blaze.
“You don’t have to be a veteran to have a love of country,” Cox explained in an exclusive interview with TheBlaze Wednesday evening. To that end, he turned a trip to a D.C. art convention into an opportunity to give back. “Everyone serves in a different way. I’ll just cut a little bit of grass.”
“I want to encourage my friends and fellow Americans to go to their parks and show up with a trash bag and a rake. Show up with a good attitude and firm handshake for the U.S. Park Service.”
Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., represents Cox hometown in Congress and told USA Today that the wood-carving artist had visited his congressional office last week to sound off on the shutdown. “It turns out he had taken it upon himself since our visit last week to keep up the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and World War II memorials and surrounding grounds,” Sanford said. “He bought a lawn mower, a blower and told me he had spent the days and evenings since our visit picking up trash, cutting grass and blowing leaves to keep walkways clean.” The Blaze
Visit the site to read his story and listen to what motivated him, and it makes me want to do more as well. Militias have always reached out the the community when there was a need, and there are needs everywhere.
Chris, I know you are not out for attention. I know you are doing what is right in your heart, and I just want to say, “THANK YOU” ! Well done my fellow America, you have done us all proud and brought honor to South Carolina !