Wounded Warrior Weekend begins Wednesday

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Whether along a parade route or at the Centennial Building for the keynote banquet the community has come out in support of the military, veterans and wounded warriors during the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend.

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Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 09:37 AM.

The organizers of the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend want you.

After a year hiatus the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend arrives again in Gulf County next Wednesday when 20 warriors and caregivers, along with two veterans serving as mentors to the warriors for the event, are welcomed from around the country.

The community’s opportunity to offer a warm embrace –in the form of waving flags, donning the red, white and blue and saluting the warriors for their service – comes the following day.

As a prelude to the Honor Banquet at the Centennial Building on Thursday night, the warriors and caregivers will be ferried into town from WindMark Beach in a parade.

The caravan will leave WindMark Beach at 5:30 p.m. ET and travel U.S. 98 to First Street in Port St. Joe.

At First Street the parade will turn left and take an immediate right to travel down the Reid Avenue business district to Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. (State 71).

At State 71 the vehicles take another left and then a right at Long Avenue for the trip down Long to the Centennial Building.



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