Over the weekend of January 26th, I had the honor of attending a Wounded Warrior event, hosted by Swett & Crawford, and arranged through Air Power, a foundation that supports our military and their families.
It was a weekend that changed my life. We welcomed home fifty-five men and women from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them suffering from burns and being pushed in wheelchairs. However, it wasn’t their infirmities that touched me, but their attitudes and their character that they proudly displayed. These men and women, and their families, gave the ultimate sacrifice, and for that, we are truly blessed.
With Gary Sinise and John Ratzenberger speaking to the crowd gathered, I could feel the love of country these special Americans held for all of us at home.
And with that, I felt humbled and drawn to my knees, thanking God for these that returned, and the ones who didn’t.
Afterwards, I decided that On River Time would host a Wounded Warrior, father or mother and their child, this summer with our fly fishing adventure. To give them a smile and the experience of the river seemed the very least I could do. Help as you can.
It’s the least we can all do.