Wounded Warrior Project Lays Wreath at Arlington National Cemetery During Veterans Day Ceremony
WASHINGTON (Nov. 11, 2018) – In remembrance of generations of veterans who have served America, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) participated in several ceremonies around the nation this week. At Arlington National Cemetery, WWP Legislative Affairs Director Brian Dempsey and WWP teammate and Air Force Veteran Tanisha Brown participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
“As we observe the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, we should reflect on the importance of our military and veteran community,” said Senior Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, René Bardorf. “Today is a celebration of their courage and incredible sacrifice, as well as a day to reflect on the men and women of our armed forces who answered the call to serve not just in the past – but those who are serving our nation today, and will be inspired to serve tomorrow.”
At the Veterans Day National Committee reception, Bardorf also addressed distinguished representatives from dozens of veterans service organizations that serve multiple generations of wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families, as well as members of the government, including Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie.
“There are roughly 20 million veterans in the United States today,” said Bardorf. “This underscores the need for the American public and the military community to band together on the issues that matter most to those who have served America. Just like how the warriors we serve at Wounded Warrior Project find greater strength together, America and the veteran community are stronger when we stick together and work together. It will take all of us; young and old, military veterans, family members, and concerned civilians working together to be effective in supporting our nations veterans and their families.”
Across America, WWP participated in numerous Veterans Day ceremonies including the New York City Veterans Day Parade where hundreds of WWP veterans, their families, volunteers, supporters, and teammates marched up Fifth Avenue in honor of all who have served.
Since 2003, WWP has been a loyal advocate for our nation’s finest, improving the lives of millions of warriors and their families. WWP is committed to helping injured veterans achieve their highest ambition. When they’re ready to start their next mission, WWP stands ready to serve.
To learn more, contact our government and community relations team via Mattison Brooks or visit https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/community-partners.
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