TOPSHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The American Legion Post #202 in Topsham has committed to carrying on the service and sacrifice of a fallen hero.
The local chapter held a rededication ceremony Saturday afternoon in honor of Sergeant Corey Garver.
Sergeant Garver was serving in Afghanistan in 2013 when his unit was ambushed. Although he brought his men to safety, he died shortly after when he stepped on a hidden IED.
"I see my son's blood and the blood of women and men who have given their life in over of the flag. I am so proud of my son for the brave soldier he became, the fine man he became" said Garver's mom Ellen.
With its new charter and purpose, the Legion hopes to redouble their efforts to assist the community.