Local Veterans Honored With New Cars

DENVER (CBS4) – Two military veterans and their families were honored for their service on Thursday in Denver.

Veterans gifted cars from the Keys to Progress program.(credit: CBS)

They were among 100 families across the country who received a new car thanks to the Keys to Progress program.

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The goal is to help veterans get around when public transportation is not an option.

“I’ve been without a vehicle for about three years now. Getting around with Ally… I’m calling people for rides. I feel guilty,” said Dustin Fleming, a veteran. “I’ve missed a lot of VA appointments recently.”

Veterans hugs her new car. (credit: CBS)

The program has provided 500 vehicles to veterans in the past five years.

LINK: How To Apply To The Keys To Progress Program