LEWISBORO, N.Y. – The Vista Fire Department’s fundraising Memorial Day Barbecue, held annually following the town parades, raised over $1,200 this year on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
The WWP assists veterans, service members and their families, who incurred physical or mental injuries, illnesses, and/or wounds in conjunction with their military service on or after September 11, 2001. The organization’s motto is, “The greatest casualty is being forgotten.”
“The compassion and practical support of veterans [that has been] channeled through the WWP is something we are proud to be part of,” said Capt. Dan Cruz of the Vista Fire Department, himself a U. S. Army Reserve sergeant. Other military personnel in the Vista Fire Department include U. S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Christopher Rust, U. S. Army Sgt. Chris Cruz, and U. S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jerry Miller.
Current programs of the WWP are designed to help both mental and physical recovery, to promote economic empowerment and to support continued engagement with veterans in need. For more information about the WWP, see the website .
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