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Wheelchair Games restores health, builds
friendships and unites families
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all of our nation’s heroes whose service and sacrifice inspires us all.
That is our important and non-negotiable mission. The President
and Congress support us, and I’m honored and excited to lead this
organization," - Secretary Wilkie.
This year marks the 38th anniversary for the National Veterans Wheelchair
Games. The Games are held each year to serve Veterans with
spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, amputations and other
neurological impairments, with the goal of increasing their independence,
healthy activity and to improve their quality of life.
Green Bay Packers legend gives shout out
Brett Favre, a pro football Hall of Fame
quarterback, told a crowd at the 38th National Veterans Wheelchair
Games that nothing he’s experienced can compare to the adversity faced by
the 657 on hand for this year’s event.
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OF THE WEEK
This week we honor Air Force Veteran Mahlon “Mal” Martin. Mal
served during the Korean and Vietnam wars from 1950 to 1976.
Mal joined the Air Force when he was 17
years old. He began work as a high-speed radio intercept operator using
international Morse code and crypto graphics
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