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Are -- heroes get a chance to go sailing water skiing even scuba diving.
That's where Rick is this morning Rick it's always awesome to see what these guys do despite all the setbacks and injuries they've.
Yet you said it this year it is going to be almost fifty S soldiers who are out here and -- surfing this year I hear him with alliger -- or the co founders.
Wounded warrior project's an organization that has helped so many of our troops.
Any idea at this point you're almost ten years into this organization how many people you guys -- that helped in some fashion.
Well good morning Rick but you know the American public through the wonder -- project literally helped tens of thousands of wounded warriors and their families.
I mean who knew ten years ago we went to war.
That we still be at -- ten years later.
And this community here the -- -- is a testament that.
The the American public's not getting weary of supporting the troops -- and talk about what the -- -- have been through this community right here.
This community got hit real hard on 9/11 it's community a lot of first responders on the had a lot of people who work on Wall Street.
And that they picked themselves up they dust themselves off silence them right back to work in a tremendous support for the warriors.
You know at every year were out here -- you can look back and you can see the Manhattan skyline.
And coming up this year it looks different because you can see the World Trade Center that's going to be ground zero.
What does that mean to you haven't worked with this organization and seeing that stand in the Scotland now -- you know.
It's very special because this organization started because of 9/11 we knew that day we were -- America's gonna go to war.
And we need a new program there's services that take care of our newest generation of heroes and and to see the freedom terror going -- now it just it it just speaks to -- American resilience.
At every almost ten years in the organization want -- been going on now four for eleven to twelve years.
It is the need now what are you seeing the soldiers who were returning today may be vs what what you saw on that first wave of soldiers are returning.
The biggest thing that was a re integration.
The reintegration and and and mental health treatment as as a double -- told me I can -- prosthetics my legs and get -- controls from my car.
But there is no prosthetic for the sole.
And the numbers on the mental health issue is daunting compared to the physically wounded so we we -- and -- national call -- action and and get a lot of players to the table.
I'm so so we can ensure these young men and women -- every chance that they deserve yeah -- set and that's what you guys are doing such a great job in doing thanks for getting up for us this morning.
A lot more coming up in the next -- -- we're gonna be bout with some of these soldiers here kayaking.
Scuba diving all these great events thank you very much help will be talking to you again -- an effective.
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