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Please support ‘Wounded Warriors Project’

Published 12:47pm Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I want to share with Hartselle Enquirer readers this week some information about the “Wounded Warriors Project” because it is a program I feel strongly about.

Having come from a family of veterans, I realize just how much our soldiers are doing and have done for us. The mission of the Wounded Warriors Project is “to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.”

The vision of Wounded Warriors is to foster the most successful, well- adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

The Wounded Warriors need our help to have homes to fit their needs and enable them to be self-sufficient. They served our country and they deserve our help.

The Wounded Warriors come to Decatur each fall for an all-expense-paid fishing tournament. They are brought here by the Semper Fi organization, a group of retired and former active duty Marines. The American Legion Riders, Patriot Guard Riders, Sons of Liberty Riders and several other motorcyclist groups support the Semper Fi riders’ efforts to raise money to pay for this trip.

Many of the local pro bass anglers bring their boats and take the warriors out for a day of fishing. They do this at no cost. They are a great bunch of folks, Local organizations provide bag lunches, drinks, donuts and then steak dinners for the warriors.

The wounded warriors trip to the Tennessee Valley allows them to have a week of fun and relaxation. They are given a motorcycle escort to the Westin Hotel in Huntsville where they normally stay during their trip.

Anyone wishing more information on how they can help to support the Wounded Warrior Project can call, 877-958-2233 or email, Please honor our Wounded Warriors’ sacrifice and support a Wounded Warrior today.

McKendree United Methodist Church is having a Swamp Johns dinner Jan. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will go to the youth center.

Heartfelt prayers go out this week for the family of Mildred and Richard Ploss who passed away recently while on vacation in Florida. Richard and Mildred were killed in a headon collision when a Ford Explorer swerved over into their lane and hit them head on.

Get well wishes are extended to my friends Alinda and Laura. I hope and pray that both of you will feel better soon.


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