Report From the Ground
Warrior Reunion Foundation Blog
Since last year, WRF said that we would bring back in-person reunions and with your incredible support the time has finally come! Over the last month, we have executed 4 reunions in 3 states, bringing together over 150combat veterans & Gold Star Family members. And we're just getting started.
Every 4th of July, we join together as a nation to celebrate our freedom. For 245 years, our country has faced many challenges and have only grown stronger.
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, let us take time to pause and remember that freedom comes at a cost. Since our founding, more than 1.3 million Americans have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation.
Below you will find a brief overview of our growth in 2020 as well as some key events we have planned for 2021 including this February's Frozen Chosin Hump. Thank you for your continued belief in WRF. It is because of patriotic Americans like you that we are able to make a meaningful impact on the lives of our combat veterans and Gold Star Families.
Like everyone else, 2020 forced us to adapt and overcome. Thankfully it is not the first time our leadership team has faced such adversity. To many it may seem odd to be thankful for hardship – but combat veterans know better. We know that through the toughest conditions and in our darkest hours, our true character is revealed.
We could not be more proud of the community we have built through our reunions. Our organization is inspired by the strength of our combat veterans. Our team has watched in awe as unit members reconnect after years apart, lending hands of support and open arms for hugs to Gold Star families, while providing a venue for crucial conversations to enhance the mental, emotional and spiritual fitness of our attendees. This unique community has become the Warrior Reunion Foundation’s family.
Every day we strive to honor the service of those who have secured the freedoms we enjoy today. While we face seemingly unprecedented trials in this challenging time, our lives are immeasurably better living under the banner of freedom that our flag represents.
Nineteen years ago today on a crisp, sunny Tuesday morning our nation experienced what became the largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil. It was the catalyst for the longest war in our history. September 11, 2001 completely changed the trajectory of our lives.