Dead Warrior Project : Veterans And Service Members

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Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a mental or physical injury, wound, or illness, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events. Wounded Warrior Project began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. It started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members and it has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they transition back to civilian life. For WWP, there is a distinct difference between members and alumni; the term alumni indicates a mutual shared experience and denotes your place in an organization was earned. There are no dues here - those were paid by wearing the uniform and on the battlefield.
For the activities that they focus on are to raise awareness and enlist the public 's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help any injured service members aid, assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. Their mission statement is “to honor and empower wounded warriors”. Also their vision statement is “to foster the most
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