9/11 Home Dedication for SPC E-4 Matthew Leyva will be Streamed Live

Syracuse, NY

Tile & Carpet Town Carpet One Floor & Home in Dewitt, NY recently installed flooring to help complete a Smart Home for SPC E-4 Matthew Leyva. The home was built through Building for America’s Bravest (BFAB), a proud program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, and marks the 33rd completed home since Carpet One Floor & Home partnered with Building for America’s Bravest in 2014.  The home will be dedicated today, September 11th, to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom since the attacks on 9/11.

The dedication will take place at exactly 9:59 AM, the time that the South Tower of the World Trade Center fell on September 11, 2001 and firefighter Stephen Siller was believed to have died. The home dedication ceremony will be live streamed via Upstream and can be accessed by visiting http://www.ustream.tv/channel/visual-technologies.

Army SPC E-4 Matthew Leyva was severely injured when he stepped on a pressure-plate improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on August 9, 2011. The complex blast injury resulted in Leyva losing both his legs, four of his fingers (his pinky and ring fingers from each hand), and a shattered left elbow.

Carpet One Floor & Home has committed to install the flooring, generously provided by Mohawk Industries, for all homes built through the Building for America’s Bravest program. The cooperative of independent retailers has also supported the program through fundraising events and will be participating at the upcoming T2T 5K Run/Walk organized by the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation.

 “September 11th is a day that always makes us reflect on our freedom and the price many have paid to protect it,” said Eric Demaree, president of Carpet One Floor & Home.  “I can’t think of a better way to remember this sacrifice than helping to provide a smart home for one of these brave individuals. “

To learn more about Carpet One Floor & Home’s support of Building for America’s Bravest, please visit CarpetOne.com/Our-Bravest.


Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Lees® and Bigelow® Stainmaster™. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor™ merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful Guarantee®, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor. Carpet One Floor & Home is also the home of the exclusive Healthier Living® Flooring Installation System.

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