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As much as we hoped to be in person this September at the Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner®, we have decided to cancel the event this year. The ongoing public health situation meant we had to make a tough decision – and the health and safety of those attending is, and will always be, our top priority. But, in the spirit of acknowledging the steadfast loyalty of our Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) supporters and honoring the achievements of our nation’s wounded veterans, we are sharing with you the 2021 Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner awardees.

The Service Award – Walter Osborn

In honor of friends of the Stephen Talkhouse for their efforts to serve wounded service members by reaching out to their community, this award celebrates an individual or company that has devoted their time and passion to donating and/or raising funds through grassroots efforts in support of wounded service members and their families.

The Courage Award – wounded warrior Ryan Kules

In honor of George C. Lang for his dedication to, and advocacy for, wounded service members, this award celebrates a warrior, family member, or caregiver who embodies the Wounded Warrior Project logo — going from the warrior on the top, being carried, to the warrior on the bottom, carrying another.

The Empowerment Award – National Football League

In honor of Tony Snow & James Gandolfini for their commitment to bringing attention to the needs of wounded service members, this award celebrates an outstanding individual or company that has significantly raised awareness and helped enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members and their families.


We are incredibly grateful for your ongoing support of WWP and the brave men and women we serve. Because of you, we can provide lifesaving programs and services to hundreds of thousands of warriors in their time of need.

We look forward to being together again, in person, in fall 2022. Be sure to check back here for updates on further Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner developments.

Please contact us if you have any questions.


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