Cpl. Lewis Alston is proud man. When this former United States Marine veteran noticed young schoolchildren in his town didn’t have a crossing guard to help cross a busy street, he took matters into his own hands. After speaking to Lancaster, PA authorities, he was informed that there are not enough resources to post crossing guards on every busy street.
Concerned with safety issues, the veteran decided to volunteer as the crossing guard.
“I said, ‘I’m going to do something about it. I’ll be there for [the children] myself,’” Alston said on Fox and Friends Weekend this morning.
He has continued to serve and has come back every day, wearing his uniform to walk children safely across the street in the mornings and afternoons.
Alston has continued to received a positive response to his volunteer work in the community. Now other veterans are stepping up to volunteer as crossing guards to not only make the streets safer, but also to give the children the experience of meeting a veteran.
“One little girl said she felt safer that there was a Marine there,” Alston said.