Happy Hour: 30 Vets Participate in "Warriors in Motion" Event at Windham

Man skiing

The kids at Hudson Falls Intermediate School loaded up a bus on Friday with donated goods headed for the Open Door Mission. Its their fourth year participating in the worldwide Great Kindness Challenge

The kids collected more than a thousand items including things such as soap, shaving cream and paper towels. On top of that, the students tallied up acts of kindness from a checklist... anything from high-fiving a fellow student to leaving a kind note for a teacher. All tolled, students at the school performed nearly 11,000 acts of kindness during the week.

It was a great scene over the weekend at Windham Mountain as 30 veterans took part in this year's "Warriors in Motion" event. It's organized by the Adaptive Sports Foundation to teach wounded servicemen and women and their families how to ski and snowboard. 

Army veteran Jonathan Fryar is legally blind, something he has been learning to live with over the last four years. Fryar says he was willing to take on skiing to accomplish something not only for himself, but also to show others there are no limitations.

A Marine Corp veteran in Louisville, Kentucky found himself homeless after a car accident left him unable to work. He was eventually hired by a non-profit to help rehab abandoned homes. So he was working at these homes and when everyone would leave, he would sleep there in the vacant homes under construction. When they found out what was going on, they responded by giving him the home they were re-habbing.

The non-profit tries to flip one house per year for a homeless vet. In this case, the person they helped, happened to be one of their own.

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