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Lake Area Business Owner Is Doing Something Surprising To Help Local Veterans

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Courageous and dedicated, men and women of the U.S. military lay their own lives on the line for their fellow countrymen. Throughout the centuries, American heroes have helped secure for our country’s citizens the promise of a better future and a better place to live, work, and dream. So it’s worth celebrating when citizens find ways to support military veterans within their own communities.

Abrahm Mayo, owner of Honest Abe’s Home Services in Osage Beach, is no stranger to this sacrifice. Growing up in a military family – Abrahm’s father served in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years and retired as a Major in 2009 – his desire to help veterans comes straight from the heart. “I think there’s a big gap that needs to be filled when it comes to helping our veterans and this is why I started the ‘System for a Soldier’ giveaway,” he says.

The ‘System for Soldier’ giveaway is a unique opportunity for a family member or friend to show their appreciation to a veteran close to them. To enter, anyone is invited to write a short essay (no more than a page) about a local veteran who could use a new HVAC system with full installation (valued at about $7,500-$9,500). The essay should include some background about the veteran, what he or she means to the applicant, and why they think that veteran deserves to win.

“I have fond memories of being a military brat, and I just want to do something unique and special for the amazing veterans in our community. It’s just my way of giving thanks,” Mayo said.

This is the second year of the giveaway and entrants are encouraged to get their essays in early.

How To Nominate A Local Veteran

Entries must be submitted online at between October 8 to November 8, 2020. Three judges will read the essays and vote for the winning entry. The winner will be announced on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2020. For more info and updates, follow Honest Abe’s Facebook page at

Call Honest Abe's: (573) 223-8518 

NOTE: The HVAC system is for a replacement system only. Previous winners are not eligible.

Honest Abe’s Home Services offers a full menu of 24-hour plumbing, septic, heating and cooling services, and mold testing. They will also be offering electrical services beginning this fall.

To get more information about Flow-Tech Systems, the space-saving, revolutionary chemical-free water treatment system perfect for condos, or any of the other services that Honest Abe’s provides, call 573-223-8518, or visit or their location at 1005 Jeffries Road in Osage Beach.


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