AUGUSTA WARRIOR PROJECT (AWP) PARTICIPATING IN OFFICIAL MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE AND WREATH LAYING CEREMONY
CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 30TH STARTING AT 11AM AT THE ALL WARS MOMUMENT ON 4TH AND BROAD STREET
Augusta, GA – May 24, 2016 – The Augusta Warrior Project (AWP) announced today they will be participating in the Memorial Day Observance and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Monday, May 30th hosted by the Military Order of the World Wars and Augusta-CRSA Veterans Association. The ceremony will start at 11am at the All Wars Monument located at 4th and Broad Street and respectfully honor the ultimate sacrifices made by so many of our nation’s heroes.
“We are humbled to participate with two great organizations who are honoring all of our veterans across the nation including Augusta and especially those that have fallen in service to our country,” said Kim Elle, President/CEO of AWP. “We hope the Augusta community will come out to show their support during these ceremonies and express how much their service means to them and their families.”
Memorial Day, as on the other 364 days of the year, is a time where our nation’s heroes try their best to resume a normal life. With battle scars lingering, veterans struggle with hardships every day when returning from service. Nowhere is this truer than in Augusta, GA which has 66,000 veterans.
Those who return, with injuries both physical and psychological, lean heavily on loved ones for help – sometimes young spouses, sometimes aging parents. And these caregivers, who never anticipated this role, frequently drop everything – including their own health and well-being – to take it on. With little help, they are called on to do it all, serving as nurse, valet, therapist, chef, and personal assistant while still trying to take care of their family and home.
Luckily, here in Augusta, GA, Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) can help. Provided by Augusta Warrior Project, OFC offers free and confidential support to the families of those who have served our nation. Specially-trained “coaches” help caregivers learn how to overcome the obstacles they face and to manage any challenges that might come along. The program was started by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, and it is proven to help caregivers become more satisfied with their lives, have fewer health issues, and generally become more prepared to take care of their families.
Learn more about Operation Family Caregiver at operationfamilycaregiver.org, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Augusta Warrior Project, please visit AugustaWarriorProject.org.
About Augusta Warrior Project:
Augusta Warrior Project (AWP) connects Warriors (veterans, service members, and military families) with resources that improve their lives. AWP serves all Warriors, of all eras, from all branches of service, wounded or not. AWP’s service area covers 17 counties in the area surrounding Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC including Burke, Columbia, Emmanuel, Glascock, Jeffersoon, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Screvin, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes, Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield and McCormick. AWP connects Warriors to resources, educates Warriors on what is available to them, advocates on the Warriors behalf, and collaborates with partnering agencies to ensure all needs are met. To learn more about AWP, visit www.AugustaWarriorProject.org. Media Contacts: