An April 24th Spousebuzz.com blog announced the beginning of the three-day Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride “White House to Lighthouse Challenge.”
The ride began with an address from President Bush at the White House, and the website for the Wounded Warrior Project gives this schedule for the three days:
- On Thursday, April 24th, Soldier Ride will start at the White House, stop at
, and continue to Walter Reed Army Medical Center . This day of riding is by invitation only. Baltimore
- On Friday, the ride will begin with a "support the troops" rally at
's Baltimore Maryland Harborplace Ampitheater at and proceed to Inner Harbor in Jonas Green Park . The kickoff event will honor the wounded veterans and the recently redeployed 58th Infantry Brigade of the Annapolis Army National Guard. Maryland
- On Saturday, the ride begins and ends at
in Jonas Green Park . The riders will ride through historic Annapolis , the Annapolis US , and along the Naval Academy Chesapeake Bay.
The purpose of the overall Wounded Warrior Project is:
- To raise aware and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women
- To help severely injured service members aid and assist each other
- To provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs
The website also states that: “Soldier Ride is not about politics; it’s not about the war. It’s simply about the soldiers.” These words brought tears to my eyes, because I was just quoted in an article on http://www.duelingtampons.com about the “Support Military Families” section of my book website http://mrslieutenant.com:
“When my husband and I were later stationed in
Wounded Warrior Project is one organization that lets severely wounded soldiers know that the general public cares about them. This project deserves to be supported – learn more at http://woundedwarriorproject.org.
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