Building Homes for Heroes, along with RM Construction, has built a beautiful new home at Ironbridge for USMC Sgt. Kirstie Ennis. Kirstie nearly died when the helicopter she was flying in as an aerial gunner crash landed in Afghanistan in 2012, during her second tour of duty. Over the past five years, she’s had more than 40 surgeries and is an above the knee amputee.
On Saturday, Kirstie will see her new house for the first time! Building Homes for Heroes and Ironbridge is coordinating a small parade through Ironbridge, where Kirstie will be escorted to her new home. Please come to Ironbridge and watch the parade at 4 p.m., then attend the welcome ceremony at Kirstie’s home. Parade watchers are encouraged to park at the Ironbridge Grill/Golf Course parking lot and walk to anywhere along the 1-mile parade route – which begins at the first entrance to Ironbridge (coming from Carbondale on 109) at River Bend Way and continues along River Bend Way to Sgt. Ennis’s home on Blue Heron Vista.
Before Sgt. Ennis views her home, there will be a brief ceremony with welcome speeches.