2011 Wounded Warrior Weekend
For the second consecutive year, BMAC hosted KY Wounded Warriors and family members to events in Lexington to recognize and honor them for their military service and sacrifices made on behalf of the nation.
Members of BMAC and their guests enjoyed opportunities on FRI 09 SEP at the BMAC BASH & Silent Auction and again on SUN 11 SEP at the BMAC Wounded Warrior Celebrity Golf Tournament to socialize with KY Wounded Warriors to learn about their experiences in Afghanistan, Iraq and other military duty stations. The warriors said they really enjoyed being able to talk to Veterans of other eras about their military experiences. They appreciated the sincere expressions of appreciation for their military service from everyone who attended the events. One KY Wounded Warrior commented that it is humbling to have Vietnam War Veterans welcoming them home in this manner, because he and other OEF/OIF Veterans know how poorly their predecessors were treated when they came home. One of our KY Wounded Warriors is now a VA certified advocate for Wounded Warriors and helps those returning home to get through the processes of healing by relating personal experiences and providing encouraging coaching.
This special week could not have been possible without the generous financial support of sponsors, gifts and silent auction items from businesses and individual volunteer time and efforts by BMAC members. We thank the many individuals and businesses who helped us support KY Wounded Warriors and their families.