Alabama man wraps up 50 state tour to mow veterans’ lawns

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 17:06:54-04

The Alabama man on a 50 state mowing tour completed his mission on Thursday to cut the lawns of veterans across the country.

Friday, Rodney Smith Jr. posted to his Facebook page saying that he is returning to Alabama after a trek across the country.

Smith says that once back home he will be mowing lawns for free for the elderly, disabled, single moms and veterans in Alabama. He hopes to travel to more cities to mow lawns this summer.

Smith posted to his Facebook page on Wednesday that he was only one state away from reaching his goal, with only Hawaii left on his journey.

Smith is the founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service and is mowing lawns as a part of his “Thank You For Your Service” tour. On his Facebook page, Smith has shared photos, videos, and stories of the veterans that he has helped along the way.

On Wednesday, Smith grabbed a flight from Alaska and landed in Hawaii to begin his final day of mowing.

Delta Airlines reached out to Smith and offered to cover his trip to Alaska and Hawaii so that he could finish his tour. Friday, a photo showed Smith sitting in the cockpit of the airplane that would take him back to Alabama.

In late February, Smith was here in Acadiana mowing the lawns of several veterans. KATC’s Abby Breidenbach caught up with Smith while he worked.

Man traveling across US cuts grass for elderly, disabled