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Dino Don
06-23-2011, 12:19 AM
There are good times and then there are great times and this week has been both. Anyone who wants to do something worthwhile they need to check out Wounded Warriors. There is nothing I can think of that is more fulfilling than helping those who have given so much so that we can enjoy our lifestyles and raise our families in peace. There is a web site where donations can be made to the cause and I encourage all those that will to contribute to the cause.

The city here where we have been really turns out for these young men and women and these warriors find it hard to believe that the city and community pull out all the stops for them for a few days. If any on the forum have the chance to use their boats for one of these events don't pass up the opportunity to do so you will never regret it.

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Over 400 motorcycles provided escort in---

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Dino Don
06-23-2011, 12:21 AM
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Jet ski's provided for their use--always a favorite!!

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Mastercraft Power!

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adaptive equipment was used for any with limited physical conditions--

Dino Don
06-23-2011, 12:23 AM
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We owe them ----

2RLAKE
06-23-2011, 12:50 AM
terrific ... thanks for sharing

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-23-2011, 12:56 AM
Look at that, he's grinnin ear to ear

76S&S
06-23-2011, 08:25 AM
Awesome, where was the event held?

plunk77
06-23-2011, 08:46 AM
a good friend of mine is a wounded warrior. he graduated in 2009 with me from high school and went to the air force and paratrooper school. he was doing a practice jump and a rogue gust of wind blew him into a tower and he crashed. broke both of his legs pretty bad- was almost a double amputee. he lost one leg but they were able to save the other. I know he didn't actually serve but its still pretty cool. he did the warrior games (idk if he skiied. he swam, played basketball, etc) and got a gold, silver and a bronze. its such a cool thing for them to do

Dino Don
06-23-2011, 08:55 AM
Awesome, where was the event held?

Seneca South Carolina

BriEOD
06-23-2011, 09:33 AM
That is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing, it made my day.

KnoxX2
06-23-2011, 09:34 AM
Thats awesome. Thank you for helping out.

scott023
06-23-2011, 09:38 AM
Worth while event to say the least. Kuddos.

DemolitionMan
06-23-2011, 10:16 AM
Those are great pic's, wish I would have known about this event I am right down the road in Augusta. Back in April we attended the 319th Transportation Company Vietnam Veterans salute the Wounded Warriors here in Augusta. It was a great time with all and Mr. Gary Sinise is a great guy and does a lot for our Warriors.

-V-
06-23-2011, 10:25 AM
shouldn't the wounded warriors have some sort of national website to see events so that you could help if you wanted? I know alot of big companies poor money into things like that but i don't see a website for just one.

DemolitionMan
06-23-2011, 10:31 AM
Here is the one I found.

https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=167&gclid=CICKrOKezKkCFRBR7AodkGDBNA

CantRepeat
06-23-2011, 10:46 AM
That's pretty awesome! Look at the smiles.

onejdgreen
06-23-2011, 05:53 PM
That is awesome thanks for posting the pics! Thanks to all of you on here that have served!!!

DooSPX
06-23-2011, 07:24 PM
Dino, You deserve a medal for helping with that project. Thank you SO much for sharing and thanks for posting. I just got home from a hard day and this is the first post I read and I already feel better.
Thank you for supporting our troops

JulioX2
06-23-2011, 08:30 PM
Great post! Nice to see how your community comes together to show them how grateful you guys are.

Tlxstar
06-23-2011, 08:30 PM
Thanks for sharing those. Love the grin! Made my day as well!!

Dino Don
06-23-2011, 09:24 PM
One neat thing is those who are brought in can't believe that people would do that for them. They had a pinic in the park Tues night with free Bar-B-Q and beer followed by fireworks that was great. All who showed up that were vets ate free also. It is seriously refreshing to see people go the extra mile for these hero's! Been many years since I served -guess I'm getting old--they all looked like my son or daughter!

1redTA
06-23-2011, 10:18 PM
Dino Don, that is a great thing you were a part off! I spent 4 months in Army and VA hospitals and the high light of my time in rehabilitation was listening to the Violent Femmes in Charlottesville VA for 15 minutes. The physical, speech and other therapy I endured were dreadful it looks like you gave these guys a great time. Thank You!

DooSPX
06-24-2011, 09:04 AM
This thread deserves a bump!! I wish more in the nation were like you and your community.

-V-
06-24-2011, 09:26 AM
:)does anyone know if they do events like this in the ohio region?

Dino Don
06-24-2011, 10:51 AM
:)does anyone know if they do events like this in the ohio region?

The Marines there were from Camp Lejeune for the most part and there have been from as far away as Camp Pendelton. You might check with both depending on your location and see what might be scheduled because the Marine Corp sets the dates. If you have a strong rehab hospital you might approach them about helping out along with the local community.

It's all about people like any of us who will make the effort to help put these in place. My daughter is a therapist who got us involved and we come from NC (Charlotte area) down to these events to help.

If you participate and see this and do it with a dry eye your wood is all wet!
The smiles tell it all---

kskonn
06-24-2011, 12:59 PM
This is awesome, I have to check this out. I live in San antonio and we have very large military population, a number of very large military hospitals so I am sure that they have events around here. I would love to take my boat out for theses guys!