Travis went to his darkened quarters located in the north wall of the "fortress sat at his make-shift desk, and composed a letter that would become known to history for its immediacy, its inspiration, and its determination. .
Baker, Dale and Maxine, bessette, Carol and John, bomar, James and Carolyn.
Many of them are not appreciated. .
They are the definition of the word Patriot.Sandy and Judy made me take the job. .They gave so much for our country, yet many of them are forgotten. .Challenge coins meet that goal. .Weve come a long way from that Saturday morning when Judy Pierce, Sandy Alexander and I sat at my dining room table and agreed on a name, a logo, and a mission.Everyone is cheering and applauding.And the comment weve heard numerous times in our four years of participation in the Warrior's Weekend: Nobody treats us like Texas does.Ive said, Yes, Dear, more in the last 5 years than I have in my entire life.They stand tall and they stand proud.We were granted the privilege of visiting and touring The Center for the Intrepid, a state of the art rehabilitation facility located near Brooke Army Medical Center on the grounds of Fort Sam Houston thai whore used and abused in San Antonio, Texas.Weve laughed with them, encouraged them, and, on several occasions, gotten a little misty with them.
As they descend the escalator they are energized by what they see: The Houston Police Department Honor Guard, the Harris County Sheriffs Department Honor Guard, the Transportation Safety Administration Honor Guard, and a Marine Corp Honor Guard.
We want to do something to inspire them, to motivate them through recovery, through rehabilitation, through life.
Wounded Warriors are treated to a day of fishing in Port OConnor, Texas, followed by an awards ceremony and a Texas barbeque dinner. .Duncan, Angela, faulkner, James and Jan, fields, Gary.They are taken through small towns on the route, where the entire populations are waiting, also waving flags and holding signs as the buses pass through their business districts.We attend the Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery.As these wounded heroes move through the gauntlet past the luggage carousels and around the elevators to the waiting buses strangers step from the crowd giving them handshakes, hugs, and kisses. .Operation Lone Star can be contacted at or by calling (281) 455-9861.Welcome to, operation Lone Star -Texans Supporting Our Troops, a 501(c 3) Texas non-profit corporation founded by families who have had or currently have loved ones serving in the Armed Forces.Upon arrival they are met by a large crowd of citizens, volunteers, and patriots.Weve expanded that to include veterans.Weve been active with Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization whose motto is, Remembering our veterans one wreath at a time.