Frederick Adams was a military veteran and volunteer firefighter. Wherever he went, so followed his 14-year-old grandson Nathan Adams.

The elder Adams taught his family the value of hard work and perseverance. When Nathan sought out a job but learned he was too young to work, he started a lawn mowing business. With his grandfather in tow, Nathan learned to trim grass, cut back weeds, and edge sidewalks.

When his grandfather passed, Nathan honored his memory by mowing the lawns of veterans at no charge.

And veterans are giving back too. When Nathan’s lawnmower broke down over the summer, they chipped in to buy him a new one.