With Gratitude Veterans Craft Canes For Fellow Vets

“I’ve spent 27 years serving my country, now I want to serve my community.”

Vietnam veteran Gary Gratton carves an eagle head. Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Gary Gratton retired from the Marines as an officer. He spent some of his career fighting in Vietnam and now he volunteers at the Warrior Resource Center in Montrose, Colorado where he helps coordinate the Eagle Head Cane Program. The program started three years ago when a woodworking  group from Grand Junction asked Gratton and other Montrose woodworkers to help make canes for veterans in the area. KVNF’s Laura Palmisano brings us their story.