Veterans honored with church’s gift to Wounded Warriors

Published 8:02pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

He told the congregation about an event that had a great impact on him during the first few weeks at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after he was injured.

“I had just gotten to where I could be moved into a wheelchair and I was sitting there with my head down, feeling a little bit sorry for myself because I couldn’t walk and thought I might not be able to do a lot of things. And then I heard a guy say ‘Hey, keep your head up. It gets better,’” he said.

Palmer said he looked up and saw a young man sitting there.

“He was about my age or a little younger at the time and he had lost all four limbs and an eye. His body armor had saved his life but the enemy had literally taken pretty much everything else. He was a single soldier; he didn’t have people to support him and at that time he was alone.

“The Wounded Warrior Project helps these guys…manage their disabilities and start getting on with their own lives. I would just like to ask you from the bottom of my heart to begin to contribute to this program. It’s a wonderful program.”

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