Gold Star Families Build Home To Honor Loved Ones

Gold Star Families Build Home To Honor Loved Ones

Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Dayton was the first U.S. service member killed in Syria. He left behind a wife and two children and while they continue to grieve, they have decided to give back in Scott's honor.


Together, Kristin Dayton and her children traveled to Houston to help rebuild a home devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Along with other Gold Star families who lost loved ones serving in the military, they are working to give this homeowner a better life.

These amazing families know what it's like to lose something precious and they hope that their efforts to rebuild this home will bring a light to someone else. One of the most touching moments during this build is when all of the families write a note to their lost loved ones on the wall of the new home.

Even though these notes will be covered in drywall, the memory and the legacies of their family members will continue to live on in the new home. What an amazing way to give back!