On the morning of July 15th, the ViacomCBS Veterans Network (VetNet) helped to support the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Soldier Ride in New York City. WWP, ViacomCBS Veterans Network, and members of the FDNY and NYPD all greeted the riders as they arrived in Midtown Manhattan shortly after 7am. The VetNet team helped serve the riders breakfast so they could refuel for the next stage of the ride. The colors were presented following breakfast. It was a beautiful morning seeing the sun shine through the streets to illuminate the enormous American flag the FDNY had hung above 47th street. After some quick chow and refilling their hydration systems, the group then pushed off for Coney Island, and closed in on their eventual destination in Montauk.
“I was happy to see that after all the chaos from COVID, everyone was finally able to get back together and do something great.” -Alex Martinez, veteran volunteer.
“It’s bringing back that brotherhood, that sisterhood, that camaraderie they once felt in the military.” -Nancy Beetstra, Wound Warrior Project
Check out CBS New York’s coverage of the WWP Soldier Ride HERE.
For more information on the Soldier Ride and Wound Warrior Project, you can visit their website HERE.