St. Petersburg, Florida - Festivities leading up to the Honda Grand Prix of Saint Petersburg are in full swing. This year's Grand Marshal is U.S. Army Specialist Charlie Lemon.
Specialist Lemon is a double-amputee combat veteran and local ambassador for "Wish for Our Heroes," a national charity focused on assisting military members faced with hardship.
He'll give those famous words, "Drivers, start your engines!"
On Friday morning, Spc. Lemon joined Ginger Gadsden in studio to talk about his part of the Grand Prix Race.
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If you would like to assist local military members, Text 'America' to 20222 to make a $10 donation.