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Steve, Sheila and the Creative Team are honored to be a part of a wonderful local event here in Panama City, Florida. The Warrior Beach Retreat Fall 2013 will be held Tuesday, September 17 through Tuesday, September 24 2013.Message from:
We became a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation on September 03, 2009 to provide a forum for combat wounded warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan war and their families to bring honor and respect to those who have served our great nation. Wounded warriors and their families from all across our country are brought to Panama City Beach twice a year to enjoy a week long retreat sponsored by local businesses. These retreats are made possible by the many generous donations from the Northwest Florida community.
Our son, Sgt. Joshua Cope (retired) and his wife, Erica... are our Hero’s. They have turned a tragedy into a triumph. It hasn’t been an easy journey... they have chosen to preserve amidst unimaginable hardships...their lives are an inspiration to us all.
On November 12, 2006 Joshua was severely wounded by an IED blast in Baghdad, Iraq. He lost both of his legs above the knee and both hands were injured. We have witnessed first hand, the tenacity of the American Soldier. We’ve also witnessed firsthand, the love and compassion of a soldier’s wife through Erica.
Let us all come together and bring hope and healing to so many heroes and their families. We all have something to give. We can make a difference... together.Linda Cope, Founder & President
Lodging is provided by SHORES OF PANAMA – 9900 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32407.
The Opening Ceremony will be held Thursday, September 19 at 7 pm. It will be held at Lynn Haven United Methodist Church. Air Force Lt. General Bill Welser will be speaking.
Show your support to the warriors as they make their way through Panama City by lining the streets and waving your flags.
Parade Route: Thursday, Sept 19th starts @ 4:00 PM – begins @ the Shores of Panama – 9900 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL and ends @ Lynn Haven United Methodist, 4501 Transmitter Road, Panama City (Located in Lynn Haven, FL ). Click here for a map of the route.
If you would like to donate to help the Warrior Beach Retreat click here. Any donations are greatly appreciated. Are you interested in being one of the honored participants for a future Warrior Beach Retreat? Find out more information here.
We are absolutely honored to be a part of the 2013 Wounded Warrior Beach Retreat. We hope the soldiers and their families enjoy the bags and programs. We understand the importance of our soldiers and the huge sacrifices they make for our freedoms and want to do anything we can to help our men and their families. It was a pleasure working with the Cope family and we thank them for all they do with and for the soldiers and their families. We hope our great community does their best to show their support to these great men by donating to the retreat or just come and show your support on parade day. A list of activities, how to donate, and the parade route/time are all on the Wounded Warrior Beach Retreat website. http://warriorbeachretreat.org/