Sunday, June 6, 2010

Crisfield Elks Lodge Host Wounded Warriors

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” ~ Thucydides

This past weekend, members of the Crisfield Lodge #10447, along with the Crisfield American Legion, VFW, and the Lions and Lioness, hosted a weekend of fun for three soldiers through the Wounded Warrior Project. I join everyone in thanking them, and all veterans and active duty personnel, for their service to our country. Below are photos from the weekend, in no particular order.

Center, a wounded warrior arrives at the Elks Lodge.

One of the wounded warriors awaits the parachute jump exhibition.

A little tractor fun...

A soldier, center, arrives at the Lodge.

Grand Exalted Ruler Bonnie Burke, center, chats with a soldier, far left.

Dan Kuebler, right,  cuts up with one of the soldiers.

The kids have a little fun...

Members enjoy the festivities.

Grand Exalted Ruler Bonnie Burke introduces two of the soldiers, shown left and center.

Chatting with members...

Enjoying their day...

The following photos are from the parachute show. Again, not in order.

This event was on Saturday. Soldiers were also treated to a breakfast, fishing trip, and diner. On Sunday, Dan Kuebler took the veterans and their guests on a tour of the bay on his pontoon boat. The tour ended at the city dock where the Crisfield Soft Shell Fair was in full swing. The soldiers were introduced to festival-goers, and Mayor P.J. Purnell presented each "warrior" with the coveted Key to the City.

Getting off the boat...

The mayor greets the warriors.

Left, Grand Exalted Ruler Bonnie Burke introduces the soldiers.

Mayor P.J. Purnell prepares to give each "warrior" the Key to the City. Shown far right is councilman Kim Lawson.

"Thank you" can never express our gratitude to these wonderful "warriors" who fought for our freedoms. And a big thanks to the all the good people of Crisfield who joined together to give these brave people a super weekend of fun and laughter.

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