Alabama Today: Martha Roby honors Wounded Warrior Project members at White House

Posted to News on Apr. 6, 2017

Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby attended a special White House event honoring wounded service members and veterans at the White House on Thursday.

During a special ceremony for the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride — a four-day cycling opportunity meant to help those who have suffered war injuries overcome the physical and psychological burdens resulting from their service — Roby showed her support and appreciation for America’s wounded warriors.

“For so many wounded warriors, the road to recovery can be long and difficult. Soldier Ride offers wounded service members and veterans a unique opportunity to help each other build confidence by participating in a challenging physical activity,” Roby said.

“I appreciate the President and First Lady hosting this special event and for inviting me to attend so I could pay tribute to some of the men and women who have sacrificed for our country. I am proud to represent a state that truly honors the service and sacrifice of our military families and veterans, and I’m grateful for projects like the Soldier Ride that are making a difference.”

Hosted by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, the event welcomed 50 Wounded Warriors to the White House to kick-start the annual Soldier Ride bicycling event Thursday.

“You’ve earned our freedom with your sweat and your blood and your incredible sacrifice,” the president remarked at the event.

“On behalf of the country, let me extend to all of the riders and your families the warmest possible welcome to the people’s house. I call it the people’s house. It’s the White House, but I call it the people’s house. You are all so amazing. You’ve risked all that you have, all that you possess, to keep our people safe and our democracy secure. We are going to keep it going for a long time folks. You’ve earned our freedom with your sweat and your blood. We salute you, we salute your service.”




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