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Hundreds cheer Wounded Warriors at Bush Intercontinental Airport
KHOU 11 News Houston ^ | May 20, 2011 | Doug Miller

Posted on 05/21/2011 7:26:06 PM PDT by WestTexasWend

HOUSTON—Hundreds of people gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday to welcome more than 200 wounded veterans to Houston.

The veterans, many of them in wheelchairs or on crutches, passed through a cordon of cheering civilians waving flags and yelling their thanks. Some people in the crowd stepped out to shake the veterans hands or hug them and welcome them to Texas.

"Awesome," said one of the veterans. "God bless Texas."

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"In the morning they’re going to see 200 boats sitting on the water with volunteers that are opening their hearts to show these soldiers a really good time on the water," said volunteer Sherry Kocian.

The Warrior Weekend project has become an annual tradition organized by MoMsUSA and the Wounded Warrior Organization.

(Excerpt) Read more at khou.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: heros; military; warriors; welcome; wounded
These heros are spending the weekend in Victoria, TX. Here's more on the event from there >>>

http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2011/may/20/dw_field_of_honor_052011_140346/?news&local-news

1 posted on 05/21/2011 7:26:08 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: WestTexasWend
Welcome Home, wounded Brothers and Sisters!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2 posted on 05/21/2011 7:42:46 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: WestTexasWend

Thanks for posting!


3 posted on 05/21/2011 7:48:11 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I long to welcome home our Division just in the last month deployed to Afghanistan. They have already lost three soldiers.


4 posted on 05/21/2011 8:48:08 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... Iowa 61)
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To: WestTexasWend

What a terrific thing to do for the wounded vets!


5 posted on 05/21/2011 8:54:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: WestTexasWend

Love those wonderful guys! What a wonderful thing to happen for them!


6 posted on 05/22/2011 6:16:30 AM PDT by LUV W (RAISING CAIN!!!!)
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To: WestTexasWend

Good for the Texas crowd and thanks to all veterans.


7 posted on 05/22/2011 11:53:37 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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To: WestTexasWend; Arrowhead1952

Good job, Texas...thank you for turning out and cheering on the Wounded Warriors!


8 posted on 05/22/2011 10:23:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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