Welcoming Wounded Warriors

Welcoming Wounded Warriors Photo

Wounded Warrior Project representatives Ben Mitchell and Matt Pennington recently visited with the fifth-grade students at Sycamore Avenue Elementary School to talk about their unique sporting experience, and explain what keeps them motivated.

Both speakers spoke about their involvement with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, an organization whose intent is to inspire and educate others while promoting the health and welfare of other wounded veterans. The team travels the country competing against other teams of athletes in exhibition games. Afterward, the students asked questions. 

After sharing their stories with the group, several students had the chance to ask the presenters questions and, separately, second-grade teacher Brooke Madison and her class presented the pair with a colorful American flag, which was made using handprints to show their respect for all of veterans.