MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. – 69-year-old Manley Butler was busy Wednesday buffing the scuffing. It’s his approach of honoring the army.
“It was my ardour to do one thing for these out right here that serve in our neighborhood, our nation,” Butler stated.
The retired U.S. military sergeant opened his Shine ‘N’ Up shoeshine enterprise in September, inside his daughters’ Madison Heights barbershop.
Butler remembers passing a shoeshine enterprise as a baby and needed to carry again the classic vibe.
From leather-based sneakers and boots, to suede and Crocs, Butler serves everybody, however has a particular place in his coronary heart for individuals who serve.
Butler presents reasonably priced costs and reductions for veterans and first responders; and being that Wednesday was Veterans Day, he provided half off to point out his appreciation for his or her service.
“The veterans that spent their lives, so we may have freedom, means loads,” Butler stated.
He is aware of a factor or two about serving the nation. Butler entered the military in 1974, spending 15 years in Germany, Korea, and throughout the U.S.
He was identified as a disabled vet in 1989, however didn’t need to focus on what occurred. All he’s stated is now he wants two canes to stroll, however he’s counting his blessings.
“It means loads to me that God has seen me this far.”
Honoring the army not simply on Veterans Day, however day-after-day as a result of it’s in his soul — and in his soles.
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