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  • -Today is Veterans Day, and we wanted to do something special

  • to honor all those who have served our country.

  • So we have an announcement to make.

  • We here at "The Tonight Show" have chosen to donate

  • to one of our favorite veterans' charities,

  • the Fisher House Foundation,

  • in the amount of $150,000.

  • ♪♪

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • The Fisher House -- If you don't know,

  • the Fisher House provides housing

  • for families of military and veterans

  • while their loved one is receiving treatment.

  • It's a great organization.

  • We're so proud to give back to them.

  • But there's one more thing we wanted to mention.

  • Our friends at the Home Depot Foundation

  • started a brand-new contest this year called "Operation Surprise"

  • where people all across the country

  • get to nominate a U.S. military veteran in need.

  • And the winner gets $25,000 to go toward critical home repairs.

  • It's a great thing. And I'm happy to say that the winner

  • of this year's "Operation Surprise" contest

  • is here with us tonight.

  • They're sitting in our audience,

  • and they have no idea that they have been chosen.

  • ♪♪

  • -Ooh.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • ♪♪

  • Oh!

  • ♪♪

  • [ People speaking indistinctly ]

  • ♪♪

  • -Is Vernita here?

  • Is Vernita Love here?

  • [ Audience "aww"s ]

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Can you stand up?

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Can you stand up?

  • You can stand up, too.

  • Vernita?

  • Vernita Love?

  • [ Laughing ]

  • Vernita, I'm so happy.

  • [ Laughing ]

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • This is going to get good. This is going to get good.

  • This is only going to get better.

  • Vernita -- -My eyelashes --

  • -[ Laughs ] It's alright.

  • -I got to make sure my eyelashes --

  • -Your eyelashes are still on. Yeah, your eyelashes --

  • Can we make sure her eyelashes are still on?

  • Vernita, is this your son Aaron? -Yes.

  • -Aaron is the one who nominated you.

  • [ Audience "aww"s ]

  • Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about --

  • Tell me a little bit about your mom.

  • -Yeah, my mother, man. She's --

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Single mother from the East Side of Detroit, Michigan, man.

  • She's raised me by herself.

  • She served 26 years in the Air Force.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • She's --

  • She's -- She's retired.

  • But at the same time, man,

  • I don't know anybody more selfless than her.

  • I mean, she'll give her last to make somebody else good.

  • I mean, she gives to the homeless vets in our area

  • and is always constantly trying to do things in the community.

  • I entered her in the contest because her house is home,

  • but behind the scenes, man, it's a wreck, man.

  • The electrical on it is old.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -It's not that bad.

  • It's a beautiful place.

  • -But I try to help out. But, I mean, this $25,000

  • would definitely help out in a long way.

  • -As the winner, you will be receiving $25,000

  • for repairs for your home.

  • And we actually have one more surprise for you.

  • Although $25,000 would really help, after hearing your story,

  • the Home Depot Foundation is doubling the prize

  • in partnership with the --

  • You'll be receiving $50,000.

  • ♪♪

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Get those eyelashes off!

  • -Did they fall out? -No, no.

  • Here, please, have a seat.

  • I don't want you falling down.

  • I love you. Have a seat right there.

  • Enjoy yourself. Aaron, here. Take care -- Yeah,

  • and make sure those eyelashes don't fall out.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Congratulations to you.

  • Thank you to the Home Depot Foundation.

  • Aaron, you're a good son.

  • -Thank you. -Thank you, buddy.

  • Thank you to the Home Depot Foundation.

  • And thank you for your service.

  • I'm so happy. Stick around.

  • We'll be right back with more "Tonight Show," everybody.

-Today is Veterans Day, and we wanted to do something special

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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