It’s was a hero’s welcome for the men and women who bravely serve their country.
On Thursday, 50 military veterans and first responders from Canada and the U.S. arrived in Saskatoon for the Wounded Warriors Weekend in Lloydminster. They will be joined by another 80 members from Saskatchewan and Alberta for five days of relaxation and healing.
A convoy of vehicles left the Saskatoon airport around 3:15 p.m., at which time people were encouraged to stand along Highway 16 and greet the motorcade.
“We know from the thank-you letters that we receive just how much this means for the people that put their lives on the line for us,” said Brenda Fredrickson, one of the co-ordinators for Wounded Warriors.
The organization supports former soldiers, police officers and firefighters dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and other serious injuries.
Plans for the weekend include the Lieutenant-Governor’s Gala on Saturday.
A public outdoor concert will be held Sunday featuring entertainment from country music hall of famers’ the Good Brothers along with Sesame Street and Telemiracle personality Bob McGrath.
— JT Marshall (@jtmarshallCKOM) July 27, 2017