|L to R: Al Pluchos and Ken Scott members of The American Legion Post 454 in Oak Island, NC|
Veteran's Day in 2012 is on Sunday, the 11th of November. When a holiday falls on a Sunday the following day is designated for holiday leave. The American Legion Post 454 from Oak Island, NC was represented by Senior vice-commerce, Al Pluchos and St. at Arms, Ken Scott. They were stationed out front of Lowe's grocery store in Southport collecting funds to support the veterans. Each contributor received a red poppy.
The donations that Post 454 received on Veterans Day will go toward sending care packages to active duty officers and also to support "The Warrior Ride."
The donations that Post 454 Debra and her husband Bob Racine are co-founders of received on Veterans Day will go toward sending care packages to active duty officers and also to support "The Warrior Ride."
"The Warrior Ride" is a a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in Oak Island, North Carolina with a mission of rehabilitation for our wounded war heroes. The Warrior Ride uses adaptive bicycling and other morale building events as a tool for recreation and rehabilitation. There is no cost to the Wounded Warriors to participate in "The Warrior Ride” events. All expenses are paid through donations and grants.
"The Warrior Ride" in Oak Island, NC was founded by residents Bob and Debra Racine. After holding a cycling event in 2005 they came to the realization that this would be a wonderful way to rehabilitate our wounded warriors. Adapting bicycles to injuries can be difficult, but they make it work. It was felt that getting recreational therapy and camaraderie of being with others who had shared the same experiences would put them on the road to healing. Being a Veteran himself, Bob understands the sacrifices made daily by our servicemen and women. This is Bob and Debra’s life work, their personal ministry, which brings great joy to their lives.
Go to the above web site to learn more about "The Warrior Ride". Learn how you could be a part of it too. Read some of the biographies of wounded soldiers who have come back from battle and have been rehabilitated through this program.