Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with local residents and veterans to support the over 1,100 participants of the annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride.
Senator Fuschillo saluted the riders at the kick-off ceremony held at Babylon Town Hall. Senator Fuschillo then joined with members of the VFW Post 7223 and the Amityville Historical Society in cheering on the riders as they passed through downtown Amityville on their way to Overlook Beach.
“These servicemen and women have sacrificed so much fighting for our freedom,” said Senator Fuschillo. “Their lives have been changed dramatically, and every one of these brave heroes deserve our gratitude and support. This event is an opportunity to show our appreciation for all they have done,” said Senator Fuschillo.
The riders included wounded veterans from the U.S., U.K., and Israeli armed forces along with local residents who rode to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior’s Project’s Soldier Ride is a rehabilitative cycling program for severely injured service men and women. All donations raised through ride are used for programs supporting injured service personnel. They include advocacy, counseling and family support for returning veterans, many of whom have experienced life-changing injuries.