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Wounded warriors to coming to the Cover

SoVaNow.com / April 26, 2010
Ward Burton’s Wildlife Foundation is giving back to the community with a worthy event designed to honor our nation’s military heroes.

The Foundation will host the Wounded Hero Outdoor Event Thursday at the Cove in Halifax County.

The event is planned to honor any military service member who was injured while serving the country during training or combat.

With this event, the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation “hopes to provide wounded heroes with resources needed to continue the healing process,” according to a release.

The one-day event, which is not open to the public, will consist of a variety of outdoor events, including archery, fishing and clay shooting.

Along with 2002 NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 winner Burton, other dignitaries will offer motivational speeches.

State Water Heaters is the primary sponsor, while another state veterans association is also involved.

45 attendees are expected, as wounded warriors are being honored. There are other service members attending who were not wounded, but had extensive service in the military.

The overall purpose of this special event is to use the outdoors to express appreciation to the veterans for their service to the country.

This is expected to become an annual event, with an emphasis on honoring veterans in the immediate Southside region.

“We’ve got one guy coming who was in the first wave in Normandy, all the way to Afghanistan,” said Burton.

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