President Trump honors wounded warrior project veterans at White House
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSET) -- President Donald Trump honored 54 wounded veterans and family members from across the nation during a special ceremony at the White House on Thursday.
It was part of the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride.
Officials with the Wounded Warrior Project said this event continued a proud tradition among United States presidents that began in 2008 with President George W. Bush and continued through 2016 with President Barack Obama.
“This was an amazing experience for our warriors, and I am so grateful for President Donald Trump’s kind words and encouragement,” said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. “For over a decade, Wounded Warrior Project has worked with our nation’s leaders to connect our wounded veterans with services that will empower them to live their lives on their own terms. We look forward to maintaining collaboration with this administration to extend that legacy of service to this generation of injured service members.”
Trump recognized the wounded warriors by name, offering words of support to the riders.
“You’ve risked all that you have, all that you possess to keep our people safe and our democracy secure, and we’re going to keep it going for a long time in your honor,” President Donald Trump said. “You’ve earned our freedom with your sweat and your blood and your incredible sacrifice. We salute you. We salute your service.”
Soldier Ride is a Wounded Warrior Project physical health & wellness program, which empowers wounded veterans to become well-adjusted in body, receiving the care they need to maximize rehabilitation and live active and healthy lives.