COW HARBOR WARRIOR WEEKEND RETURNS

CHW donated nearly $90,000 to OIF-OEF veteran programs and charities in 2013; New events planned, permits issued for 2014 celebration honoring wounded veterans and their families.

 NORTHPORT, NYJanuary 29, 2014 —There were cheers and there were tears, but mostly there was healing as 22 tri-state wounded veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and their families came to Northport for the inaugural Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend in September of 2012.  Now, organizers are planning a series of fund-raising and veterans’ events that will build up to a second Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend on September 5-7, 2014.

 

As of today, more than 48,000 American service men and women have been physically and or psychologically injured as a result of OEF and/or OIF.  In working with organizations that advance the recovery of these veterans, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Cow Harbor Warriors has encouraged its community to help to create an annual weekend of recreation, celebration and appreciation in order to honor and enable these veterans from the tri-state area. 

 

“It’s hard to put into words how much the Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend meant to my fellow veterans, my family and me,” said Sergeant Robert Gil Jr. who participated in the inaugural event. “To see a community united in support of our veterans was a touching reminder of what we’ve fought and sacrificed for.”

 

According to Cow Harbor Warriors President Rocco Donnino, the Village of Northport has now issued all the permits necessary for the 2014 weekend’s activities. He said his group is planning a busy series of events throughout 2014 that will raise funds and awareness for Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend and the organizations that advance the recovery and well being of wounded veterans and veterans in need from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars

 

“It is unfortunate that we could not hold a Warrior Weekend in 2013,” Donnino said. “However, that did not prevent us from continuing to honor and enable our wounded warriors and veterans in need and supporting those organizations that can provide the help they deserve for their sacrifice to our country ”

 

In December 2013, Cow Harbor Warriors organized a year-end fund raising event for the Hero Hunger Help Project run by the Northport Veterans Medical Center. This program helps to feed the most vulnerable veterans, including many who served in OEF/OIF. Cow Harbor Warriors donated $5,000 to the HHHP, bringing its total 2013 donations to almost $90,000.  

In addition to the events and festivities of the September 2014 Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend itself, the organization is planning a series of local community events throughout the year that are aimed at raising funds and awareness that will support the weekend, as well as the veterans and their families who will be invited and hosted by Cow Harbor Warriors.  Following the same strategy as in 2012, Cow Harbor Warriors will look to local vendors and businesses to support all aspects of the weekend and additional 2014 community events. 

 

Donnino noted that, along with the benefits veterans and their families receive, the weekend’s rewards extend to the broader community as well.

                                                                                                 

“When you look at our costs to support the entire weekend of veteran’s activities, you see that the organization supported the local economy. Plus, we attracted sponsors and visitors from as far away as Georgia and Florida who came to help us celebrate our men and women in uniform,” he said. “But there’s also an intangible benefit when the community comes together to honor wounded veterans and veterans in need. Celebrating the best among us brings out the best within us.”

 

A variety of activities are planned for the second Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend, including:

 Interested parties may honor friends and family members who serve by making a donation in their name or becoming a sponsor of the Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend.  All tax-deductible donations received will directly support the weekend, benefit participating warriors and their families and assist other veteran organizations and programs. 

For more information about the weekend event and how to participate, please visit www.cowharborwarriors.com.

About Cow Harbor Warriors

Established in 2012, “Cow Harbor Warriors” is 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. It is made up of a team of dedicated Northport community members focused on "honoring and enabling" tri-state wounded veterans and veterans in need from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) by raising funds and awareness and enlisting the community’s support for organizations that advance veterans  past their visible and invisible injuries. The Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend was created as a way to raise funds and awareness for veterans and veterans organizations, by inviting tri-state wounded veterans and their families and community members to a weekend of recreation, celebration and appreciation of veterans,.

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2013 MEMORIAL AND 4-MILE TRAINING RUN

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On behalf of Cow Harbor Warriors, we’d like to thank all of you who were able to participate in Saturdays 4 Mile Warrior Training run and Memorial Service. We’d also like to thank those who were not able to attend, for your support and best wishes.
It was a spectacular day. We had about 60 people at the event and about 50 runners. Members of the Northport Runners club, Team Chris, Cow Harbor Warriors and many others had a great day of running the course, followed by food and refreshments at La Casa. At the Memorial Service Northport High School senior Lindsey Rosenberg sang our National Anthem followed by the Northport Fire Dept Chaplin Paul Latuso who gave a beautiful invocation. This was followed by wounded warriors Capt James Van Thatch and U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel James S. Taylor to present the wreath dedicated to:
• The fatalities on 9/11- may they never be forgotten
• Honoring the Fallen and the Support of our troops
• Honoring and Enabling our OIF/OEF Wounded Warriors
Jeff Uckle from the Northport Pipe and Drum followed with Amazing Grace and started our training run with America the Beautiful. After the run, Cow Harbor Warriors hosted everyone for food and drinks at La Casa, under the pavilion at Crab Meadow Beach. This was also followed by members CHW team, taking our wounded warriors for a boat ride/lunch around Northport, Huntington and Long Island sound. Thank you again to our special guests and warriors Anna Swanson and Thomas S. Sullivan for making the trip to Northport and taking part in this special day.
As you know, the date and timing of Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend to be held as close as possible to 9/11 is so important for so many reasons. As we approach the 12th anniversary of 9/11, we can never forget the victims and first responders who lost their lives on that tragic day. 9/11 was the spark for many of the men and women who have fought in our nation’s longest wars. They signed up to go into harms way to protect our freedom and our way of life and on this weekend, we wanted to continue to honor those who perished, who fought, and who’ve fallen. It’s important to continue to thank those who have served and those warriors who need our help so desperately as they return back home to adjust to their “new normal “. Last year’s 4 Mile Warrior Run, to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, drew over 650 people from our community and it was always meant to be a great practice run for the great Cow Harbor 10k. Although we were not allowed to duplicate the success of last year’s Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend in 2013, with the support of the running community, we wanted to continue to raise awareness for our OIF/OEF wounded warriors, and run the course that so many of the community enjoyed, even if it was on a much smaller scale.
We will continue to update you on the progress of getting our permit from Suffolk County Veterans Agency as well as the upcoming events that Cow Harbor Warriors will be sponsoring and participating in order continue our mission to honor and enable our tri-state wounded warriors and continue to support the organizations that advance their treatment/recovery.
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NATIONAL GRID AND COMMUNITY GROUPS RENOVATE NORTHPORT VA RESIDENCE FOR VETERANS

Nearly 500 Vets a Year Now Have a Nicer Place to Call Home
July 31, 2013 (Northport, NY) – The lives of Long Island's homeless veterans were made a bit more comfortable over the weekend, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from National Grid and other organizations. Forty volunteers from National Grid, The Moonjumpers, Leadership Huntington, Cow Harbor Warriors, and Sons of the American Legion spent Saturday, July 27, 2013 renovating the Salvation Army Northport Veteran's Residence, which provides shelter and housing to homeless vets on Long Island. The volunteers gave the residence a fresh new look, painting the kitchen, dining room and laundry room, and hanging cabinets in the kitchen area. National Grid and local Long Island businesses donated materials and supplies, including cabinets, countertops, appliances and more. A new floor, granite countertops, and new appliances will be installed in the coming weeks.

One current resident, Debbie Wilson, a veteran who served in the army from 1981-1984, responded to the volunteers’ efforts. “I feel like a kid on Christmas morning,” said Wilson. “These nice folks are making me feel appreciated and they are making it look so nice in here, I actually want to stay.”

National Grid has been a long-time partner working with the Northport VA. “When we saw the conditions in the rooms where residents start and end their day together, we knew we had to do something,” said Ray Homburger, Community and Customer Manager at National Grid and the National Grid volunteer organizer. “This volunteer effort brought together many organizations focused on helping our veterans and we at National Grid were honored to have the opportunity to work with these groups.”

Greg Curran, Homeless Manager for the VA said: “This is a tremendous thing that the volunteers did. It really shows the vets that people care about them.” "When Cow Harbor Warriors found out about the project, we jumped at the chance to team up with so many great organizations for a common goal,” said Dave Weber of Cow Harbor Warriors. “It’s the least we can do for those who have served and fought for our freedom.” The Northport VA Hospital was built in 1928 and has been a full service medical center since 1971 with approximately 30 buildings ranging in size from 4,000 to over 460,000 square feet. The Salvation Army Residence opened in 1997. Currently, the building houses up to 48 veterans a day. Each veteran can stay for up to three months, during which time he or she gets help finding work, permanent housing, and help with other health a social needs.

National Grid has a long history of being committed to helping veterans. In addition to other volunteer work, National Grid has an active veteran employment program, currently employing over 700 veterans in the U.S.

About National Grid
National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up’. In the northeast US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. National Grid delivers electricity to more than 3 million customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation, providing power to over one million LIPA customers. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving more than 3 million customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

COW HARBOR WARRIORS DONATES $82,000 TO WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT™

NORTHPORT, NYMarch 20, 2013 Cow Harbor Warriors, a nonprofit organization founded to honor and enable wounded U.S. Veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), today announced that it has made an $82,047 contribution to Wounded Warrior Project.

 

The financial donation represents the net proceeds from last year’s inaugural Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend during which 22 wounded veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project and their families from the Tri-State area were treated to three days of recreational events to demonstrate the community’s respect and appreciation for their service and sacrifice.

 

"The Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend was a wonderful expression of gratitude from the citizens of Northport that made my fellow wounded veterans and me feel honored, enabled and appreciated," said retired Army Capt. James Van Thach, an infantry officer wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom. "It was an amazing experience for the warriors and their families, and the funds raised will continue to help our heroes adjust to life after war."

 

The inaugural Cow Harbor Warriors organization raised money throughout 2012 to support the weekend’s recreational activities that were completely free for the warriors and their families. The net proceeds of the yearlong campaign were to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

In addition to the monetary contribution, the Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend fulfilled its mission to honor and enable 22 Wounded Warriors Project alumni plus 53 of their family members from the tri-state area. Among the highlights of the weekend were:

 

·         The Warrior Welcome Parade that was attended by more than 1,000 people who turned out to greet the heroes;

·          The 4-mile Warrior Run that brought 605 participants to Northport, more than any of the 13 other runs and triathlons held on Long Island that weekend;

·         Adaptive water sports for the Warriors, including canoeing, kayaking and tubing;

·         a golf tournament at the local VA Medical Center Golf Course that drew 10 foursomes;

·         The “Fishing for Freedom” tournament featuring a coast guard escort for 8 fishing boats carrying wounded veterans; and the

·         Sunset Set Clambake, which was attended by 400 people.

 

“The response from the people and businesses here in Northport and Huntington area was overwhelming and the gratitude expressed by the veterans was heartfelt,” said Rocco Donnino, president of Cow Harbor Warriors. “We are proud that we were able to use so many local vendors and merchants to help support this great cause and we are thrilled to have made such substantial financial contribution to Wounded Warrior Project as result of our volunteer effort.”

 

The Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred physical or mental injuries, illnesses or wounds related to their military service on or after Sept. 11, 2001. The program provides long-term support through a variety of complimentary programs.

 

Donnino said that this year’s Cow Harbor Warriors event would likely be carried out on a smaller scale this September. However, he emphasized that the mission undertaken by Cow Harbor Warriors remains incredibly urgent as some 34,000[1] service members are scheduled to return from Afghanistan in 2013. To date, more than 50,000[2] military personnel have been wounded since the beginning of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

 

 

About Cow Harbor Warriors

Established in 2012, “Cow Harbor Warriors” is 501c3 not for profit organization. It is made up of a team of dedicated Northport community members focused on "honoring and enabling" our Tri-State Wounded Warriors from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) by raising funds and awareness and enlisting the community’s support for the Wounded Warrior Project and Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend. The Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend was created as a way to raise funds and awareness for the WWP by inviting the Tri-State Wounded Warriors, their families and our community members to a weekend of recreation, celebration and appreciation. For more information, visit http://www.cowharborwarriors.com.

 

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[1] President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, February 12, 2013

[2] Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, www.iava.org



9/11 ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND HONORS AND ENABLES TRI-STATE WOUNDED WARRIORS

Inaugural Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend event honors nation’s heroes.

NORTHPORT, NY — September 5, 2012 — Cow Harbor Warriors, a nonprofit organization founded to honor and enable wounded U.S. Veterans, today announced that Wounded Warrior Project™ will be sending 22 alumni and their families in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to a three-day weekend event meant to honor, empower and thank our service men and women. The inaugural Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend event is scheduled to take place September 7-9, 2012 in and around Northport, New York. A variety of activities are scheduled, including:

  • Warrior Welcome Parade – Friday, September 7th at 6pm on Main Street.
  • 4-mile Warrior Run – Saturday, September 8th at 8:30am on Crab Meadow Beach, Long Island Sound. Early registration is $25. Regular registration fee is $35.
  • Fishing for Freedom Fishing Tournament- Saturday, September 8th at 6am at the Northport Yacht Club. $35 per fisherman.
  • CHW Golf Tournament – Saturday, September 8th at 9am, Northport VA Golf Course. This event is sold out.
  • Adaptive Water Sports– Saturday, September 8th at 9am on Steers Beach. This event is exclusively reserved for our Wounded Warriors.
  • Beach Bum Boot Camp- Saturday, September 8th at 9am on Steers Beach. This event is exclusively reserved for our Wounded Warriors.
  • Northport Sunset Clam Bake – Saturday, September 8th at 6pm, Crab Meadow Beach Pavilion. This event is sold out.

  • “As more of our Tri State service men and women come home and adjust to their “new normal” civilian life with visible and invisible injuries, events like the Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend benefit wounded vets more than people realize,” said, James O’Leary Wounded Warrior Project alum. “We don’t want to sit on the sidelines; we want to get back in the game. And when communities participate in these activities, it shows that our service meant something and that our sacrifice was appreciated. The Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend definitely gives us something to look forward to and encourages all WWP alumni to advance.”

    Cow Harbor Warriors was founded in early 2012 with a mission to honor and enable U.S. Veterans who have been wounded in action during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom. The organization, a registered 501(c)(3), is working in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project by advancing its not-for-profit mission to honor and empower those who have suffered combat-related injuries with direct programs that meet the unique needs of our warriors.

    As of today more than 48,000 American service men and women have been physically injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In partnering with the Wounded warrior Projects, Cow Harbor Warriors has encouraged their community to help to create an annual weekend of recreation, celebration and appreciation in order to honor and enable the Tri-State Wounded Warriors

    September 11th was the spark for many who joined the service and as we approach the 11th anniversary of that tragic day, it felt meaningless, to simply say thank you to individual men and women who put their life on the line every single day said Rocco Donnino, president, Cow Harbor Warriors. “This is an opportunity for our community to thank, serve and enable our Wounded Warriors through a weekend of recreational activities and family events, dedicated to those who have given so much of themselves for our freedom.”

    Mayor George Doll of the Village of Northport and other village officials are working with Cow Harbor Warriors to prepare for the inaugural weekend event and called on citizens to “renew our commitment to improving the quality of life for all our wounded veterans.”

    Mayor Doll suggested that one way citizens and companies from the region might support Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend is by making plans to donate, sponsor and/or participate in the event, and he thanked the dozens of such companies who have already done so: www.cowharborwarriors.com/oursponsors.html.

    All tax-deductible donations received will directly benefit participating warriors and the Wounded Warrior Project.

    For more information about the weekend event and how to participate, please visit www.cowharborwarriors.com.

    About Cow Harbor Warriors
    Cow Harbor Warriors is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that works in conjunction with Wounded Warrior Project™ by advancing its not-for-profit mission to honor and empower those who have suffered combat-related injuries with direct programs that meet the unique needs of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom wounded warriors. Our mission is to honor and enable U.S. Veterans located in the Tri-State area around New York, New Jersey and Connecticut during the Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend scheduled to take place September 7-9, 2012 in Northport, New York. All tax-deductible donations received will directly benefit participating warriors of the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information, visit http://www.cowharborwarriors.com.

    About Wounded Warrior Project
    The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

    Northport Proclaims July 3rd "Wounded Warrior Day"

    MAYOR DOLL PROCLAIMS JULY 3rd “WOUNDED WARRIOR DAY”

    Urges citizens to support wounded veterans; Discusses Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend activities

    NORTHPORT, NYJuly 2, 2012 — Mayor George Doll of the Village of Northport, New York, today proclaimed Tuesday, July 3, 2012 “Wounded Warrior Day” in the village and called on citizens to to “renew our commitment to improving the quality of life for all our wounded veterans, all year long.”

     

    Mayor Doll said that July 3, the day before Independence Day was an appropriate time to honor injured men and women in uniform because “Before there could be independence, there had to be people willing to suffer and die to earn it.”

     

    “They have given up so much for us. It's only fitting that we give back something to them,” Doll said. “A single day isn’t enough to adequately thank them for their service, but it is an effective way to remind everyone of freedom’s real, human costs.”

     

    Doll said that he and other village officials are working with Cow Harbor Warriors, a nonprofit organization founded to honor and enable wounded U.S. veterans, to prepare for the inaugural Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend. The event is scheduled for September 7-9, 2012 in and around the surrounding area of Northport.

     

    One local veteran commended the village’s efforts and encouraged residents and businesses alike to participate in the September festivities.

     

    “Events like the Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend benefit wounded vets more than people realize,” said, James O’Leary Wounded Warrior Project alum.  “We don’t want to sit on the sidelines; we want to get back in the game.  And when communities participate in these activities, it shows that our service meant something and that our sacrifice was appreciated.  The Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend definitely gives us something to look forward to and encourages all WWP alumni to advance.”

     

    Mayor Doll suggested that one way citizens and companies from in the region might commemorate Wounded Warrior Day is by making plans to sponsor and/or participate in the Cow Harbor Weekend.


    “Over 40,000 troops have been physically wounded during the current military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Becky Melvin, PR Manager for the Wounded Warrior Project.  “Hundreds of thousands more are estimated to be recovering from invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Whether through recreational retreats, combat stress programs or career and education opportunities, these services aim to ease the burdens of the wounded and their families, aid in the recovery process and smooth their transition back into civilian life.”  

    Town of Huntington Supports Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend

    Huntington Supports CHW

    Honoring Our Wounded Warriors

    Huntington supports weekend tribute to hero veterans

     As the nation remembers those who have died in service for our country this Memorial Day Weekend, local resident Rocco Donnino and a team of Northport and Huntington friends and family members will be putting the finishing touches on a personal tribute meant to honor, enable and thank our nation’s wounded heroes.

     Cow Harbor Warriors, a nonprofit organization founded to honor and enable wounded United States veterans, will sponsor a weekend in early September that will feature various activities including a sunset clam bake gala celebration as an inaugural tribute to Wounded Warrior alumni from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

     Members of the Huntington Town Board today fully endorsed and commended Cow Harbor Warriors and pledged the Town’s support in making the weekend of Sept. 7-9 truly memorable for the Wounded Warriors

     

    “It is my sincere honor to announce today that the Town of Huntington will provide all necessary resources to support the Cow Harbor Warriors and help fulfill its mission to honor the heroes of the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, sponsor of the Town Board resolution authorizing the use of the Town’s Crab Meadow Beach for the clambake and four-mile run. “This three-day event is a fitting tribute to honor, empower and thank our service men and women.”

     

    Supervisor Frank P. Petrone, whose daughter Julie serves as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, said this year’s founding of the Cow Harbor Warriors is another testament to the generosity and caring of the Huntington community. “The women and men who put their lives on the line to protect our country’s freedom deserve our support during active duty and when they return home from overseas,” Supervisor Petrone said. “We welcome these heroes to our community with open arms and this weekend is a small token of our heartfelt thanks for their courage and service.”

     

    The inaugural Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend event is scheduled to take place Friday, September 7 through Sunday September 9 in and around the surrounding area of Northport. Those participating in the event will be feted in a welcoming parade down Main Street, Northport Village, on Friday evening. Following remarks from local dignitaries, the Wounded Warriors and their families will enjoy a dinner at the Northport Volunteer Fire Department.

     

    “When men and women join the U.S. military and serve in our Armed Forces, they vow to uphold our Constitution, defend the values it represents and protect all who live under its freedoms,” said Rocco Donnino, president, Cow Harbor Warriors.  “This is an opportunity for our community to thank, serve and enable our Wounded Warriors through a weekend of recreational activities and family events, dedicated to those who have given so much of themselves for our freedom.”

     

                “Huntington has a long history of supporting those who serve our country bravely and honorably,” Councilwoman Susan Berland said. “I wholeheartedly support Cow Harbor Warriors’ efforts and ask Huntingtonians to join them in helping to make this weekend a success.”

     

    Events scheduled for Saturday, September 8 include a four-mile Warrior Run starting at Crab Meadow Beach; a CHW golf tournament at the Veterans Administration Golf Course co-hosted by the Northport American Legion Post #694; a Fishing For Freedom tournament; and adaptive water sports and family beach activities at Steers Beach in Northport.

     

    Following the day’s events, participants will enjoy a barbecue lunch hosted by members of the Northport Rotary Club. On Saturday evening, the Cow Harbor Warriors will host a gala sunset clam bake celebration at Crab Meadow Beach.

     

    Cow Harbor Warriors was founded in early 2012 with a mission to honor and enable U.S. Veterans who have been wounded in action during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The organization, a registered 501(c)(3), is working in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project by advancing its not-for-profit mission to honor and empower those who have suffered combat-related injuries with direct programs that meet the unique needs of our warriors.  

     

    “Events like the Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend benefit wounded vets more than people realize,” said James O’Leary, a Warrior Project alumni.  “We don’t want to sit on the sidelines; we want to get back in the game.  And when communities participate in these activities, it shows that our service meant something and that our sacrifice was appreciated.  The Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend definitely gives us something to look forward to and encourages all WWP alumni to advance.”

     

                “Over the past two years, Huntington has rallied to help an individual wounded warrior from Huntington, Lt. James Byler,” said Councilman Mark Mayoka. “This is an opportunity to express thanks and support for all those who have been wounded in battle.”

     

                Councilman Eugene Cook said, “I encourage everyone  to attend the welcoming parade and the weekend festivities to stand alongside our wounded warriors and their families to thank them for the sacrifices that they have made to protect our liberties and freedoms that this great nation offers.  These men and women are the true leaders in our Town and we should be honored that they call Huntington home. “

     

    Mr. Donnino said the group is seeking donations and sponsorships for the various events. The group is also selling lawn signs for $20 and T-shirts for $15. For complete details and more information about the weekend event and how to participate, visit www.cowharborwarriors.com.

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     A.J. Carter
    Public Information Officer
    Town of Huntington
    100 Main Street
    Huntington, NY 11743
    631-351-3349 (office)
    631-252-8604 (cell)