HPD, Citizens Give a Hero's Welcome to Wounded Warriors
May 24, 2011 - Houston police officers and citizens throughout the Houston area gathered at George Bush Intercontinental Airport last Friday (May 20) to welcome the arrival of veteran's participating in the annual "Warrior Weekend."
More than 200 wounded veterans arrived at the airport in transit to an annual deep-sea fishing trip and weekend in Port O'Connor, TX. HPD officers were present to assist the veterans (all of whom have special needs) with their baggage.
The fifth annual "Warrior Weekend" is a project of the Wounded Warrior Organization and MomsUSA in which wounded veterans participate in a deep-sea fishing trip in Port O'Connor. This annual event honors Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine veterans who sustained life-altering injuries during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"We as police officers here at the airport can think of no greater honor than to welcome our brothers and sisters in arms," said Captain Gred Fremin of the HPD Airport Division. "We see them come and go everday, but to get to greet them with a salute, shake their hand and thank them for serving our country, there is no higher honor. It is the most special thing we can do as police officers to welcome them to our state and let them know we appreciate their service," Captain Fremin added.