The family of U.S. Navy veteran Chris Hixon, who tragically lost his life while defending high school students at the Parkland, Fla. shooting two years ago, received a “Military Makeover” for their home with help from NewDay USA
. Hixon was a retired Machinist Mate First Class who served in the Persian Gulf during operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He dedicated 27 years of his life to the Navy.
“Military Makeover” is a weekly half-hour television series hosted by Montel Williams and dedicated to giving back to veterans. NewDay USA Chairman, retired Rear Admiral Thomas Lynch, and his team of employees went to Florida to build a memorial garden in honor of First Mate Hixon.
“First Mate Hixon’s bravery shows how veterans continue to serve with valor long after they’ve left the service. It’s been an honor and privilege to serve his family,” said Lynch.
Hixon’s family still lives in the house that Chris and his wife, Debra, shared for 28 years which was Debra’s childhood home. Debra has been a schoolteacher for 30 years and was the daughter of a Navy veteran.
There will be 10 “Military Makeover” episodes featuring the Hixons beginning Feb. 14. Segments will air on Militarymakeover.tv
, as well as nationally on Lifetime Television and in national broadcast syndication. The segment will stream 24 hours a day on the http://militarymakeover.tv/
NewDay USA is a partner with a number of community service projects such as “Military Makeover” because volunteerism plays a significant role among the NewDay USA workforce.
The company’s philanthropic arm, the NewDay USA Foundation, has provided over $2 million in four-year scholarships for JROTC military high schools across the nation to the children of fallen and disabled military veterans. The Foundation contributes five percent of its net income
to military friendly organizations and is a key partner of the Medal of Honor Foundation, the USO, Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness.