Homeless vets invited to celebrate life of Marine in Manchester

Homeless veterans are invited to celebrate the life of Sgt. Michael Boyd and raise awareness for homeless vets on Saturday, March 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the hall of FaithBridge Church in Manchester, 301 South Main St.

Former Marine Sgt. Michael Boyd served proudly, including a tour in Afghanistan. He was a decorated Marine who loved serving his country. His story is not unique. He returned from Afghanistan with PTSD and an opioid addiction. During the height of his addiction he was one of thousands of homeless veterans. Michael lost his battle on October 02, 2018 due to a heroin overdose.

A representative from the Mayors office will be attending to present Michael with a proclamation, as this entire event is being held in his honor. The Marine Recruitment Center will be sending 2 Marines in dress blues to stand in for Michael in his honor. 3 Veterans from the Manchester police force have generously volunteered their time to come to the event as well. Varnished, an upscale barber shop in Manchester, has offered up 3 barbers to provide hair cuts and beard trims to our veterans. Walmart and Costco have provided us with gift cards.