Wounded Warrior weekend coming in May

Wounded Warriors

The fourth Forgotten Coast Wounded Warriors Weekend will be held May 14-18 in Port St. Joe. Wounded veterans will be treated to lodging, fishing tournaments, a Heroes Parade and a banquet to honor their service.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM.

After a year break, the fourth edition of the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warriors Weekend will be held May 14-18 in Port St. Joe and will welcome veterans/service members who have been critically wounded in the line of duty, primarily those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For three years, Wounded Warriors have visited from all parts of the country to enjoy the Forgotten Coast and receive the support and appreciation of the community.

At this year’s event, 20 warriors, 20 caretakers and three mentor warriors will be honored over a five day period.

“We’re showing support for the great people of the military who are serving our country,” said Charlie W. Weston, president of the not-for-profit organization and retired U.S. Army Colonel. “They’ve had life-changing events and it’s our opportunity as a community to step up and show our appreciation.”

Warriors will be treated to lodging in WindMark Beach, participate in an offshore fishing tournament, and will be honored in a Heroes Parade through Port St. Joe. 

The highlight event will be the grand banquet at the Centennial Building featuring distinguished speakers.

While in town, the Warriors will have the opportunity for sightseeing tours and plenty of time to enjoy everything that Gulf County has to offer.

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