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All active and retired military personnel as well as veterans are invited to attend a Wounded Warrior Benefit double header against Danville High School on April 26, 2014 at 10:00 am.

The game will be played at the Mount Gilead High School Baseball Field.

All military personnel in attendance will be honored prior to the first pitch of game one at 10:00 am. Colors will be presented with the National Anthem at approximately 9:50 am with the ceremonial first pitch being thrown at 9:55 by a retired veteran. All military personnel are asked to arrive at the field no later than 9:40 am so you can be arranged to be recognized. There will be a few silent auction items as well as a 50/50 with ALL proceeds going to the wounded warrior project.

The Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, 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.

Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.

The vision of WWP is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured service members aid and assist each other; to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

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