Wounded Warriors Shirts Help War Heroes
The Wounded Warriors – recently disabled veterans – are coming to Rockaway for a four-day sample of the Rockaway lifestyle beginning Thursday, July 7. Souvenir t-shirts (see artwork) commemorating the event are available at the Rockaway Sunset Diner, Kennedy’s restaurant and the Sugar Bowl. All proceeds go towards the cost of the event, which is sponsored by the GrayBeards, FDNY and Disabled Sports USA. Host families for visiting Warriors are still needed. Call (718) 634-68 12 for more information. “These young men and women have made incredible sacrifices, their lives irreversibly altered,” said event organizer Flip Mullen. “We simply hope to express our gratitude and help to them remember the wonderful way of life they fought so bravely to preserve.” The Warriors will be the special guests of Mullen and his wife, Rita, at a fundraiser for the Rockaway Special Olympics at their home.