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White House Welcomes Veterans Served By Wounded Warrior Project On April 26
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2018 -- The President will welcome a group of wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans at a White House ceremony during Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride®. This segment of the iconic bicycle ride follows a special tradition among United States presidents that begin in 2008 with President George W. Bush and continues today.
"I am honored to host these wounded warriors who have made profound sacrifices to keep our people safe and our democracy secure," said President Donald J. Trump. "For more than a decade, the White House has proudly celebrated the Soldier Ride, where patients from military hospitals connect with local wounded veterans, building support systems to help veterans manage the visible and invisible wounds of war. These brave individuals don't ride alone on this mission. They move forward together, as a unit, just like they did during their military service, and I applaud and admire their resilience and solidarity."
Warriors Build Friendships At Cross-Country Skiing Event
STOWE, Vt., April 21, 2018 -- Injured veterans and their guests enjoyed the last days of winter as they gathered with other warriors to ski cross-country with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
"We liked it so much, we're planning on going back on our own," said Army veteran David Phelps. "The location is beautiful and serene, and the staff are very warm and friendly. It's a great place to unwind and regroup."
Activities like skiing and socializing with other veterans can help injured warriors cope with stress and emotional concerns. In a WWP survey of the injured warriors it serves, more than half of survey respondents (51.6 percent) expressed they talk with fellow veterans to address their mental health issues, and 30.3 percent indicated physical activity helps.
Warriors Build Confidence, Find Veteran Support On Nature Hike
SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2018 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently gave injured veterans the opportunity to experience the healing powers of nature and camaraderie during a six-mile hike on Cowles Mountain's scenic trails.
"I miss the brotherhood that I had in the military and being able to talk to people who understand that life," said Marine Corps veteran Anthone Wiles. "This hike allowed me to spend time with fellow motivators who have been through some of the same things I have, or more."
"I wanted to spend time with my son and had never been hiking on my own before," said Army veteran Loraine Garcia, "so I felt safe doing it with a trustworthy group. This was my first event since moving to San Diego. I recognized two other people, so I felt comfortable talking with them."
Adaptive Workout Clinic Boosts Mental, Physical Wellness In Wounded Warriors
PHOENIX, April 18, 2018 -- Injured veterans from across the region attended a three-day Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Physical Health and Wellness clinic in Phoenix. While warriors explored exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle goals, they also reaped the benefits of getting out of the house, getting active, and connecting with fellow service members.
"I feel that I am on guard no matter where I am," said Ray Gutierrez, a U.S. Air Force injured veteran who attended the clinic. "I have a hard time sleeping due to not being able to shut my mind down."
More and more, warriors, like Ray, are using physical activity to improve their mental well-being. In fact, in a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) survey of the injured warriors it serves, 30.3 percent of survey respondents expressed physical activity helps them cope with stress and emotional concerns.
Warriors Empowered While Building Strength On Kayaking Journey
TAVARES, Fla., April 17, 2018 -- Injured veterans and guests recently participated in a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connection event where they kayaked on picturesque Dora Canal, sometimes called "the most beautiful mile of water in the world."
Army veteran Jeremy Caldwell realized the importance of teamwork and cooperation as he and fellow warriors maneuvered down the waterway and took in the scenery.
"I love the feeling of being part of a team," Jeremy said. "We all were supportive of each other as we set a rowing pace together. Our group of warriors came from different branches of service, but we were still able to connect with each other because of our common experiences."