Support our Wounded Warriors

Published 11:08 am Friday, October 3, 2014

What caught our attention in Wednesday’s story about Wounded Warriors hunting doves with a little league team was some of the motivations for the event.

As organizer Mike Luter told contributing writer Merle Monahan, “They [the veterans] have given so much for us, we should never miss an opportunity to do something for them.”

And later noted by another source, the hunting was a way for the six men and one woman to again participate in an activity they’ve enjoyed in the past.

There was also an important lesson for the youngsters. They became acquainted with the veterans, who although physically intact, have still endured tough times. The hope was that boys would realize “freedom often comes through hardship.”

It didn’t hurt that the Windsor Longhorns Little League team also discovered there is actually more to life than baseball.

With Luter’s words in mind, we encourage people to contribute to the Freedom Hunters program as a way to support our Wounded Warriors.

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