Ski town aids in wounded troops’ healing
The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Feb 13, 2012 12:31:15 EST
WHITEFISH, Mont. — The quirky mascot of this Montana town’s world famous winter carnival — a furred abominable snowman on a motorbike — served as honor guard for eight wounded warriors and their families parading past cheering crowds as part of the festival finale.
Every few steps, someone from the crowd would reach over the parade tape to shake a service member’s hand and express gratitude.
The troops’ starring role is a unique version of a growing trend in which communities across America are developing programs to give back to those who served.
This one was done in conjunction with the charity Wounded Warrior Project, which says more and more towns and cities are reaching out to sponsor the ...