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Horses for Heroes - Waco Veterans Day Parade

November 22, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Horses for Heroes honors service-members injured in service in partnership with the horse.  The goal of this program is to improve the lives of servicemen and women who have suffered injury in the line of duty, helping them adjust physically and emotionally to their post-war lives.  Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm at REACH Therapeutic Riding Center – 1007 Camp Rd., McGregor.  Horses for Heroes is based on a national program begun in Georgetown, Texas, in 2005 in partnership with the First Horse Cavalry Detachment from Ft. Hood. It was designed to assist soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Veterans of all branches and conflicts are welcome.

 

For the second year, Horses for Heroes had a wagon and mounted color guard in the Waco Veterans Day Parade.  It was a beautiful day and for me, this was my best Veterans Day yet.  Being surrounded by this great group of Americans was the perfect way to spend my day as a Veteran.

 Below are my pictures - hover over the picture for captions.  You can see more of my Horses for Heroes photos here.

Veteran with American FlagVeteran with American FlagChris honored the group by leading the wagon carrying the American flag Horses for Heroes CoordinatorHorses for Heroes CoordinatorKaren was beautiful carrying the Texas flag!
Hitching up the wagon teamHitching up the wagon team Hitching up the wagon teamHitching up the wagon team
Horses for Heroes getting ready Horses for HeroesThe whole group!
Wagon horsesWagon horsesThese two were so cute! This guy closest to me SO wanted to go home with me!
The wagon team is ready!The wagon team is ready! Waiting on the parade to startWaiting on the parade to start
Horses for Heroes VeteranHorses for Heroes VeteranLooking sharp! Waiting in the sunshineWaiting in the sunshine
Horses for Heroes Karen speaks with a Veteran Horses for Heroes VeteranHorses for Heroes VeteranLarry giving us a rare pose!
Riderless HorseRiderless HorseAn honored tradition for those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice

Veteran in the crowdVeteran in the crowd

Horses for Heroes VeteranHorses for Heroes Veteran Horses for Heroes VeteranHorses for Heroes Veteran
Horses for Heroes VeteransHorses for Heroes VeteransWe were close to the end - had plenty of parade to watch!
Horses for Heroes VeteranHorses for Heroes VeteranOne of the group's Veterans - he chose a different type of "horse" to ride in the parade Horses for Heroes WagonHorses for Heroes WagonAll ready and waiting!
Waco Veteran's Day Parade 2013 - Horses for Heroes WagonHorses for Heroes Wagon Waco Veteran's Day Parade 2013 - Horses for Heroes WagonHorses for Heroes Wagon
Waco Veteran's Day Parade 2013Waco Veteran's Day Parade 2013 - Horses for Heroes WagonThe whole group! Don't they look great!
Waco Veteran's Day Parade 2013 - Horses for Heroes WagonWaco Veteran's Day Parade 2013 - Horses for Heroes Wagon

 


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