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Wounded Warrior Project

Team WWP raised $84,930.20!

I had the honor of running in the Marine Corp Marathon for Team Wounded Warrior Project on Sunday October 26, 2014. I am so grateful to our service men and women for sacrificing their lives to protect us and maintain our freedom. It was an extraordinary experience to have Marines handing me water, high-fiving me as I ran by them, and cheering me on “keep moving, pick up your pace”. They are a remarkable group of men and women and I was emotionally moved by their presence and motivated to “keep moving”!

About the Marine Corp and Wounded Warrior Project:

As members of our military their purpose is: “Defending Our Nation at Home. Protecting Her Interest Abroad.”

Semper Fidelis distinguishes the Marine Corps bond from any other. It goes beyond teamwork—it is a brotherhood that can always be counted on. Latin for “always faithful,” Semper Fidelis became the Marine Corps motto in 1883. It guides Marines to remain faithful to the mission at hand, to each other, to the Corps and to country, no matter what. Becoming a Marine is a transformation that cannot be undone, and Semper Fidelis is a permanent reminder of that. Once made, a Marine will forever live by the ethics and values of the Corps. In addition to Semper Fidelis, Marine Corps Officers also embrace the phrase Ductos Exemplo, “to lead by example,” the motto of Officer Candidates School (OCS). Instructors look for candidates who display self-reliance, discipline and responsibility. Desire and motivation to lead Marines are deciding factors in an officer’s success.

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is “to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.” Its purpose is:

  • To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
  • To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
  • To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
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