ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Earlier this week, Enterprise realtor and U.S. Army veteran Travis Parker organized several youth groups to place American flags on veteran graves in his hometown for Memorial Day.
At 67-years-old, Travis is a volunteer for more than two dozen charities and civic organizations in Coffee County. Public service is a way of life, and he believes strongly in the
old adage “to give is better than to receive.”
“It is nice to be thanked by those who you try and help,” Travis said. “It is a rewarding feeling.”
Following a several-year battle with cancer, Travis lost his wife, Sue, to the disease. For Travis, losing his wife drove him harder to help the less fortunate.
“People who have lost a loved one say volunteering keeps your mind off the one you lost, and it is a feeling of helping,” he said.
For young people who took time to place flags on veteran graves, Travis’ efforts motivated them to give their time as well:
“I was taught at a young age to give and help others, and that’s what we try and do,” he said.
A 67-year-old man who works full-time selling homes but working just as hard volunteering to groups and organization in order to make his community a better place, Travis Parker is what’s good in the neighborhood this week.