Wounded warriors in Huntsville for Veterans Day

Most veterans never received a welcome back after they were wounded.

Posted: Nov 7, 2018 6:45 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2018 11:17 AM

Hundreds of students and the Semper Fi Community Task Force of North Alabama welcomed wounded warriors to Huntsville. The 29 veterans traveled from 9 states across the country.

The wounded warriors along with service dogs and caregivers are here to be recognized for veterans day. Semper Fi wanted to recognize and show them hospitality.

Many of these veterans never received a welcome back ceremony, because they were wounded.

Outside of them participating in the Veterans Day parade this weekend, they'll ride a boat on Lake Guntersville, attend several dinners, a middle school choir will sing to them and they'll fly on a private airplane.

WAAY 31 spoke with a 6th grader at Madison Academy who said both his parents were in the Navy, so cheering the veterans was an honor.

"That was really fun, and my mom was really excited for me to come and was wanting me to come, and it was a fun experience," said Theodore Foster.

The service members represent 5 branches of the military. They go back home on Tuesday.

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