Wounded Warriors return to Lockhart
By LPR Staff
Each year, Warriors Weekend provides a weekend of celebration, family fun, and fishing to service men and women who have been wounded in the service of their country. And each year, Lockhart and Caldwell County turn out in fine form to offer their thanks, their appreciation and their support.
This year, the
Warriors will pass through Lockhart at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 15, on their way to their fun-filled weekend in Port O’Connor.
According to the schedule released by Warriorsweekend.org, the tour does not have a stop planned in Caldwell County, as they will be lunching in Gonzales. However, as in years past, they will pass through Lockhart, moving through Luling at around 10:30 a.m., in chartered buses escorting them on their adventure.
Founded in 2007, Warriors Weekend is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who served the United States in the Middle East campaigns.
The alcohol-free weekend is open to warriors from across the United States, who are provided with transportation, lodging and a chartered fishing experience at Port O’Connor.
Along the way, as they travel from their points of origin, usually Killeen and San Antonio, the tour stops in several communities, where often, residents line the streets to show their appreciation, and children approach the buses with gifts and notes of thanks.
Escorted by police and a compliment of motorcycles, the buses will travel southbound on Highway 183, through Lockhart and Caldwell County, and are expected to pass through Lockhart at 10 a.m.
Those interested in lining the highway to greet them are encouraged to do so safely, without impeding traffic, and asked to note that often, because of travel times, schedules can be delayed, or arrival can be earlier than expected. Arriving at your location by 9:45 a.m. is recommended.
For more information, visit www.warriorsweekend.org.