JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A fallen hero's family honored him on Memorial Day by hosting a team roping event to help support veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
"If I can keep another mother from being heartbroken, then it's good with my soul," Pamela Moore, Specialist Steve Redmon's mother, said.
Moore pours her all into a fight to help veterans suffering from PTSD just like her son did after battling at war.
A group of cowboys and cowgirls from many places came together to compete in the 5th annual Specialist Steven Redmon Memorial Team Roping event Monday.
Moore and her family have hosted the roping event for years following her son's tragic death, just months after returning home from combat in 2013.
Specialist Redmon's life changed after arriving back to the states. He suffered from PTSD like many veterans do.
Two months after returning home, he was involved in a tragic car crash that led to a brain injury.
It's his family's mission to honor him every year by giving back to organizations that support other veterans who are suffering as well.
The proceeds from the event will benefit the Beck PRIDE Center, which helps serve veterans living with PTSD.
"To be able to give to their mental counseling, where we didn't have time to do that with Steven, that's what is so important to me is to help a veteran with his post-traumatic stress," Moore said.
The annual event was even more special for Redmon's family this year.
Memorial Day marked what would have been his 26th birthday. The family brought homemade cupcakes to celebrate with the crowd, but most importantly to remember and thank every veteran who has served in the United States of America military.
Last year, the event alone raised $4,000 for the Beck PRIDE Center, and that money helped pay for several months of mental health services for local veterans.