Jimmy Arber of Tyler recently sent the Tyler Morning Tele-graph an email that drew attention to the Texas Wounded Warrior Project and an upcoming event that will raise money for the organization.
Here is an edited version of his correspondence:
“I would like to talk about something that should mean so much to Americans and Texans. It’s the Texas Wounded Warrior Project.
“Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service members. Do not take these people for granted! They fought for you and served for you. They stepped forward! They bear the scars. We seem to think that they are being cared for, but they are not.
“It is our responsibility as Americans to see that soldiers have what they need. That’s what the Wounded War-rior Project is all about. It provides unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
“Wounded Warrior Project operates as a nonprofit organization, so contributions are tax deductible. It helps family members of veterans who are unable to support their family due to an injury from war.
“It helps wounded soldiers be the most successful and well adjusted as they can be. It also has provided more than $800,000 in college scholarships to help veterans transition to college and the workplace.
“I recently had the pleasure to work with organizers for an upcoming event that will support Wounded Warrior Foundation. The 271 Biker Rally is coming to Tyler on Sept. 12 to 14. They (organizers) will be having the Traveling Veteran Wall brought in so people can pay respects to those who have sacrificed so much for this country. There also will be other fun activities, such as 11 live bands and contests.
“So all that being said, (attending the rally) is how you, a fellow Texan and fellow American, can help the Wounded Warrior Project.”
A list of activities and prices and direction to the rally site off U.S. 271 near Interstate 20, are posted on the website 271bikerrally.com.