LINE THE STREETS AT 6 P.M. on May 14, 2015!
Bring a lawn chair, posters, and American Flags to wave as our Wounded Warriors are escorted by local law enforcement from Bush Intercontinental Airport down Will Clayton Parkway eastbound passing slowly through Humble, Atascocita, and Eagle Springs until turning right on West Lake Houston Parkway. The motorcade will then proceed southbound on West Lake Houston Parkway, by the Groves, Waters Edge, and through Summerwood until turning right on the westbound feeder of the Sam Houston Parkway traveling one block before arriving at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints located at 14350 North Sam Houston Parkway North at Summer Palmetto Drive.
Each year the area shows the many Wounded Warriors our Texas Sized Hospitality. These heroes need time away from hospitals, therapy and the constant reminders of what they lost. Most of them have never received a “welcome home” as they went from the battlefield to the hospital to home, so this is an opportunity for the community to show their support, and welcome our brave men home.
On May 15, 2015 join MoMs USA (Mothers of Military Service) at Bush Intercontinental Airport as they welcome 400+ additional wounded U.S. Military as they arrive at IAH. – You’re invited to meet in the baggage claim area of Terminal C between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m to help celebrate the arrival of the brave heroes who will be joining other local wounded from across Texas for a weekend of fishing at Warrior’s Weekend IX.
Warrior’s Weekend IX will be held on Saturday 16 May, 2015.
Warrior’s Weekend was founded in 2007 dedicated to the support of veterans of The United States of America with an emphasis on those wounded in The Global War on Terrorism. This is accomplished through holding an annual fishing event for wounded military personnel in May in Port O’Connor, Texas as well as donations to veterans and veterans-based causes.
Warrior’s Weekend gives veterans the opportunity to bond with each other, and talk about the difficult battles they face every day. But most of all, it lets them know they have not been forgotten.
Visit the Port O’Connor Community Center beginning on Thursday, May 7th until the event on Saturday to view a spectacular sand sculpture which will be in progress around the clock until the day of the event, by artist, Gloria Fric, who is donating her time and talents. The troops will arrive Saturday morning around 9:00AM, by chartered buses from Brooke Army Medical Center, joining other wounded soldiers who arrived earlier from other military installations across the country. After a grand welcome rally, they will immediately board their boats and begin fishing between 9 & 9:30AM. There will be a friendly competition with an official weigh-in and awards presented at a dinner that evening around 5:30PM, accompanied by music and addresses by military dignitaries and from our heroes themselves.
For additional information, contact Butch Blackmon at 713-516-3844 or Precinct 4 Constable Capt. W. Wieghat or Lt D..Escobar 281-446-1196 or visit the Warriors Weekend website at warriorsweekend.org