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Eleven-Year-Old Jayden Stephenson Honored


April 22, 2019

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American Legion Commander Larry Hammontree presented a Certificate of Appreciation and $50 to a surprised and proud Jayden Stephenson.

On March 6, a very surprised 11-year-old Jayden Stephenson stood before a standing ovation of military veterans at Brevard's American Legion Post 88. It was a remarkable situation, but Jayden is a remarkable young man.

It all started in December 2018, prior to Jayden's 11th birthday.

"I asked him what he wanted to do for a party, and what gifts he wanted," said Jayden's mother, April Bowman. "He told me he wanted to have a Nerf war and he wanted money so he could buy Christmas stockings for veterans in a nursing home."

"I wanted to give back to the people who had risked their lives fo...

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