Trump recognizes wounded veterans on Soldier Ride visit to the White House

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump honored a group of wounded veterans at a White House ceremony Thursday. The veterans were taking part in the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride, a multi-day bike ride in the D.C. area. The Soldier Ride is a tradition that began in 2008.

\”This was an amazing experience for our warriors, and I am so grateful for President Donald Trump\’s kind words and encouragement,\” said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington in a statement. \”For over a decade, Wounded Warrior Project has worked with our nation\’s leaders to connect our wounded veterans with services that will empower them to live their lives on their own terms. We look forward to maintaining collaboration with this administration to extend that legacy of service to this generation of injured service members.\”

At the White House, President Trump recognized 50 veterans by name, offering words of support to the riders.

\”You\’ve risked all that you have, all that you possess to keep our people safe and our democracy secure, and we\’re going to keep it going for a long time in your honor,\” Trump said. \”You\’ve earned our freedom with your sweat and your blood and your incredible sacrifice. We salute you. We salute your service.\”

The ride continues Friday with the final 12-mile leg near Chantilly, Virginia.

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