Wounded Wave-riding Warriors

The Wounded Warrior Project's mission is to "honor and empower" men and women who have suffered severe injuries in military service. By creating programs and services for veterans, facilitating peer-to-peer aid, and raising public awareness, the Wounded Warrior Project shows what it really means to support one's troops.

Recently, in a partnership with Disabled Sports USA and Billabong Surf Camps, the organization held a surf-day in North Carolina for wounded vets. Surfline has a nice photo feature on the day's events. It's the sort of thing that engenders in us fits of weakness, pride, and general teary-eyed appreciation.