Old Forge Legion Post #893 hosted four military families stationed at Fort Drum for a Wounded Warriors Weekend on June 20, 21 and 22nd.
The weekend was supported by a year-long, fund-raising effort through the legion’s Wounded Warrior Project, which provides an expense-free stay in Old Forge for soldiers injured in the line of duty and their families. This is the Legion’s fifth year of hosting the event.
“We do it to honor our Wounded Warriors for their dedication and ‘above and beyond’ sacrifices in making the USA a better place to live,” said Legion Commander Bill Ransom.
The weekend began with a pizza and wing luncheon at the legion post on Friday, where the families were provided with promotional packs that included tickets to the Enchanted Forest/Water Safari, Old Forge Lake Cruises, Adirondack Scenic Railroad, McCauley Mountain chairlift and Nutty Putty Miniature Golf, as well as other local attractions.
Accommodations for the families were arranged at Water’s Edge Inn and the Old Forge Camping Resort and each family was provided with extra spending money to cover personal discretionary expenses such as meals, ice cream, gifts, etc.
The families were also invited to be special guests at a dinner at the Grill Room at Thendara Golf Club on Saturday evening which followed the Legion’s fund-raising Wounded Warrior golf outing.