The Apison home was built by volunteers and donated supplies, with special touches such as a single-floor plan, a walk-in shower and a shooting range for Andrew.
On Thursday, July 4th, the keys to the home were given to the Smiths, which fanfare from the very people who helped build the home.
The two were dropped off at the event win a limo, and welcome by several hundred people.
Mark Wilson announced that donations from several furniture companies in town, cleaning services, and home insurance were also donated to the Smiths to get them started.
Tom and Jymea Layne own Alpha and Omega Cleaning Company. They've offered to clean the couple's home once a week for free. And they promise to do it forever.
"For as long as I am alive and I have four daughters that will continue on so it's as often as they need it. Whatever Tori and Andrew need," Jymea said. "That's so little for us to give because they gave so much. They gave so much."
Zach Wamp joined hundreds of other supporters Thursday as Andrew and Tori got the keys to their new home.
"I wept and anybody would that has a heart for this country and a heart for marriage," he said. "To hear her talk about what her husband means to her... That's what America is all about man."
Retired four-star General B.B. Bell, there for the event, said "God bless you all for what you've done for this young man and his bride."
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