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Sun September 20, 2009
Local bicycle race raises money for wounded veterans
The Jacksonville community in central Arkansas is trying to help heal the wounds of war by supporting an annual athletic event.
Over the weekend, the Jacksonville Museum of Military History sponsored The Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride, which tries to encourage veterans to heal their physical and mental wounds by returning to an active lifestyle.
The sporting event included a 27 mile bicycle ride and a four mile walk. Proceeds from the Soldier Ride support the Wounded Warrior Project's programs and services,which include distributing care pakages, helping veterans build a career in the civilian workforce, and getting disabled service men and women the adaptive equipment they need to be active in sports. FM 89's Malcolm Glover reports on the event for KUAR's Impact of War Series.
Click here to learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride.