On his day off from work at Lowe's in Dublin, Ohio, SPC Lucas Hammond drives over 100 miles to Medina, Ohio, to volunteer alongside his father, Sergeant First Class Eric Hammond. Together they join the National Guard, Medina County Sheriff, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and other volunteers in packing 1,500 school meals at Feeding Medina County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I am excited for the opportunity to serve in the National Guard with my son, Lucas, who is a construction and engineering Specialist," Sergeant Hammond stated proudly. "It's an honor to have him follow my path in the National Guard and watch him progress as an adult and a Soldier while he serves our state and nation. Lucas is the third oldest of our 12 children, and he sets a great example for his younger siblings."

The National Guard is as proud of the legacy of the Hammond family as Sergeant Hammond is of his son Lucas. They represent both the history and the future of men and women in meaningful service. Can you see yourself serving your country and community in the National Guard? If you can, please contact Sergeant Jeff Cain: 330-631-5836, or jeffrey.w.cain.mil@mail.mil

"Committed to making a difference in the lives of children in our community and beyond through our time, talents and treasures."

-Medina Sunrise Rotary