The Graybeards and Rockaway Residents welcome Wounded Warriors

wounded-warrior-flagsThe Graybeards is a local non-profit dedicated to assisting local Rockaway residents in need. Since the terrorist attacks of 2001 deeply impacted their community, they also focused on promoting patriotism on the peninsula.

Since 2005, the Graybeards have hosted the Wounded Warrior Project Adaptive Water Sports Festival. The WWP was founded in 2002 to help returning veterans recover from devastating injuries. The Adaptive Water Sports Festival will give those veterans an opportunity to learn adaptive water skiing and surfing.

This year, over 100 veterans and their families will be hosted in local homes. The events will kick off with a parade in their honor on Rockaway Beach Boulevard on Thursday, July 12th, followed by a weekend full of water sports. If you see these heroes around the neighborhood, please say and thanks for their service to our country.

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