Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wounded Warrior Project Thanks DRC

Since the 1990s, Dolphin Research Center has committed ourselves to supporting our nation's military service personnel, veterans, and their families.  In 2009, we first welcomed the Wounded Warrior Project to DRC, followed by our first visit by the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride in 2010.

Each year since, Soldier Ride has returned.  In the meantime, there have been a number of other activities including Military Dolfriend, the Wounded Warrior Project's Project Odyssey, visits by military familes, caregivers and more.  We welcome each one of these very special people and delight in sharing the dolphins and sea lions with them for the day.

Recently, the Wounded Warrior Project wanted to thank Dolphin Research Center and they chose a special way to do so by giving each of us a Wounded Warrior shirt.  To acknowledge the gift we gathered as many staff members as possible to model our new shirts, and then sent the above collage to our friends at the Wounded Warrior Project.

It means a lot to us to welcome our country's military personnel and their families to DRC and, as you can see by our smiles, we love our gifts and are honored to wear these shirts,