Wounded Warriors Arrive Wednesday For Heroes Week

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- Thirty Wounded Warriors representing all service branches from all over the United States will arrive in Huntsville Wednesday to begin a week of relaxation and recognition.

Each November, Semper Fi Community Task Force hosts Heroes Week.


Board members with the Semper Fi task force say often these warriors and their families do not receive the welcome home that so many of our military are given after returning home. These American heroes were in hospitals, recovering from injuries received in the line of duty while their units completed the deployment and returned to a heroes’ welcome.

"This event gives our Tennessee Valley communities the chance to show their deep appreciation and recognition of these service members, their spouses, and caregivers," Semper Fi Community Task Force of North Alabama member Kate Breitbach says.

Events for the week include a Veterans Day breakfast and parade, Marine Corps Ball, fishing tournaments, parade and school visits.

This year marks the 7th annual Heroes Week.