OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- As the country honors its veterans this weekend and on Monday, a World War II veteran and his wife in Overland Park recently received some unexpected help.

A code enforcement officer had notified the couple that they were violating a city ordinance about putting trash bins out of sight.

She quickly realized that the couple, who are both in their ‘90s, would need some help to comply.

So, she reached out to a Home Depot store, which came up with a solution, came out, and built a screen for the trash bins.

“They were really sweet the two of them stood outside with us,” said Elena Ashcraft, who works in code enforcement. “The process took seven hours and they stood out in the cold with us.”

“You could tell he enjoyed talking to people and letting people know what he and some of his comrades went through, what they did for us,” said Mike Harmon, a sales associate at Home Depot.

The veteran is a Purple Heart recipient. 

Copyright 2018 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

Digital Producer

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.