Apex Gold Star family receives keys to new home on Veterans Day

APEX, N.C. (WTVD) -- Apex's newest resident received keys to her home in a grand way this Veterans Day.

Operation Coming Home sent a helicopter to the middle of a sub-division in Apex. Members of the U.S. Veterans Corps jumped out and gave Amy Dozier a long, tearful hug before handing over the keys.

"It's been completely overwhelming to see and feel the love and support that's come from Apex and all over the state really," she said.

Dozier is the latest recipient of the Operation: Coming Home initiative.

She was given a new home in the Sweetwater community in honor of her late husband and is only the second Gold Star family to be handed such a gift in honor of her fallen soldier.

"People have just supported us so much and we just continue to be blessed," said Dozier.

Ssg. Jonathan Dozier was killed in combat in Iraq more than 10 years ago.

He is described as "a soldier's soldier." He followed in the steps of his father and other relatives in serving our country.

There was a ceremony to honor his life and the others who served.

"If anybody ever wonders why we stand before the flag and kneel before God, please remember Ssg. Jonathan Dozier and the ultimate sacrifice," Lt. Gov. Dan Forest said at the service.
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