There’s a teenage patriot living in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, and he’s a very talented young man. He also has an absolutely perfect last name…
15-year-old Lorenzo Liberti loves his country. He also has great respect for those who fought so hard and sacrificed so much — which is why he’s putting his singular talent to good use.
For much of 2020, Liberti has dedicated himself to helping homeless veterans across the nation.
But while most simply seek donations for the cause, this avid patriot goes above and beyond. He has a product to sell and thankfully, that product is selling like hotcakes.
Liberti is a wizard at hand-carving American flags, and they’re absolutely stunning works of art.
The idea popped into his head when he met a homeless veteran while serving at a local food pantry (per his popular Heroic Flags website):
The encounter made an impression on me, ‘How could America abandon the service men and women who fought for our freedom’, I thought to myself.
I wanted to do something about it but wasn’t sure how a 14 year-old boy could make an impact.
Then summer rolled around and with no school, Liberti’s father suggested he find a project to keep him occupied.
And so he did.
He started work on his first hand-carved American flag and it turned out so well, that all his neighbors decided they wanted one. The enterprise grew quickly from there.
Now, Liberti is on a new mission: he wants to honor healthcare workers on the pandemic frontlines by creating flags for one hospital in each of the 50 states.
But the entrepreneur with the big heart isn’t keeping the money. Instead, as he said on his GoFundMe page:
…I will donate the net proceeds to support our forgotten heroes (homeless vets), as their needs have not diminished during the pandemic.
I plan to support the Yellow Ribbon program at Turning Points in Bradenton, FL.
The page is already off and running; Liberti has already raised nearly $8,300 and his goal is $50,000.
He adds that he’s “supporting our heroes in general” and that includes anyone who goes out every day “to make a better U.S.A.”
And though he’ll have to go back to school and life will continue on, Liberti doesn’t intend to stop working any time soon. In fact, he might just do this forever…
Why? His reasoning is simple yet profound:
The day that I stop working is a day that a hero could be forgotten.
We need more kindhearted, patriotic young men like Lorenzo Liberti, wouldn’t you agree?
- 15-year-old Lorenzo Liberti is using his unique skill to support all the heroes that “make a better U.S.A.”
- He sells hand-crafted American flags, and the proceeds are going to homeless veterans across the country.
- Liberti’s mission will continue indefinitely, as he believes no hero should be forgotten.