On June 20, nearly 150 wounded servicemen and their families enjoyed the first ever Warrior Transition Unit Family Fun Day at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Sponsored by Freedom Alliance, this Troop Appreciation event was held at Lake Lectra at Fort Sill for wounded soldiers and those who care for them. Freedom Alliance provided food and entertainment including a dunk tank, moon bounce, face painting, miniature golf, paddle boats, and horseshoes.
“It is our honor,” commented Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon, “to sponsor this Family Fun Day as a way to show our support and appreciation for those who serve and sacrifice for our country. The families of our service members make great sacrifices as well and we want to do what we can to show our appreciation to our military families and help our wounded warriors in their recuperation.”
The WTU provides transition assistance with the mission of overseeing the health, welfare, and morale of Warriors receiving medical care at Fort Sill. While most of the recovering soldiers in the care of the WTU are from the National Guard, there are others who were stationed in Germany and Puerto Rico.
The Troop Appreciation event at Fort Sill was one of twenty-three similar events held by Freedom Alliance so far this year, in support of our troops. Freedom Alliance has hosted Troop Appreciation Dinners for servicemen and women at Fort Campbell in Kentucky; Fort Bliss in Texas; Fort Carson in Colorado; Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas; McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey; Fort Bragg in North Carolina, among others.
In addition to hosting Troop Appreciation Dinners, Freedom Alliance distributes “Gifts from Home” care packages to military personnel deployed overseas and provides scholarships to children of military heroes, among other programs. For more information please visit www.FreedomAlliance.org.
The mission of Freedom Alliance is to advance the American heritage of freedom by honoring and encouraging military service, defending the sovereignty of the United States and promoting a strong national defense.