The Bloomington (Ill.) Pantagraph reports on a Habitat for Humanity home that, in a twist on this Memorial Day weekend, is being built on land donated by a veteran.

LeROY — Ground will be broken Thursday on a McLean County Habitat for Humanity home, the first outside of Bloomington-Normal in 20 years.

“We are very excited about building in LeRoy and have been amazed at the amount of support the local churches and community are providing for this effort,” said McLean County Habitat for Humanity Family Services Manager Toni Molck.

The property at 203 N. Main St. includes two lots. Two houses eventually will be built, Molck said.

Ken Downey of LeRoy and his three children have been selected to move into the first home.

“It’s a great family and Ken is very excited about this and is anxious to get started,” Molck said.

The property was donated by former Central Illinois resident Joe Moore, a retired Army veteran who lives in Newport News, Va.

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