WALK FOR THE WOUNDED
It is hard for us to comprehend waking up each day in a hostile country, putting our life on the line to protect people from terrorists who have no fear and no conscience about planning and conducting mass murder. It is harder still to imagine how it feels to be at the heart of a bomb explosion – or to be shot by snipers – or to be the target of a single man or woman whose mission is to be a human bomb. Sadly, many lives are lost. But of equal importance are the lives that are changed forever in the blink of an eye by severe wounds, life changing amputations, and painful surgeries – often followed by mounting bills at home, necessary job retraining, home renovations and more. Just dealing with the emotional scars is difficult – but with your donations OFR ‘has their back’ on the home front.
Our Post members support this annual event with donations and by participating in the Walk.
On Saturday, September 22, 2018 Operation First Response presents the 10th annual Walk For The Wounded on the Boardwalk in Ocean City.
The goals of this event are to draw attention to the plight of tens of thousands of returning soldiers who are wounded, and whose families are facing significant financial emotional challenges as their loved ones recover; and to raise funds to help meet the critical needs of these families, many of who are in crisis right now.
Post 524 is a Silver Star sponsor of this event and we hope that our members and their families will make the effort to support it by coming out to welcome some of our heroes and making the walk.
If you have any questions, contact Committee Chairman Bud O’Donnell at (609) 992-5952.
CEREMONY TIME: 9:30 AM
PLACE: Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace
(The Walk follows immediately after the ceremony)
If you would like to find out more about the Walk, contact Post 524 Service Officer Bud O'Donnell at (609) 992-5952 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org