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Houstonians Come to IAH to Support
Wounded Warriors

June 4, 2014

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Hundreds of flag waving Houstonians gathered at Bush Airport to welcome members of the United States military.
Hundreds of Houstonians came out in full force to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on May 16, 2014 for a very special welcome ceremony.

More than 300 members of the United States military who are recovering from major service-related injuries suffered during the war on terrorism arrived at Bush Airport in route to Port O’Connor for the annual “Warrior’s Weekend” fishing trip.

“These brave men and women sacrificed so much for our nation’s freedom, and it was great to see so many Houstonians come to the airport to welcome them to Houston before the start of their Warrior’s Weekend adventure,” said Carl Newman, George Bush Intercontinental Airport General Manager.

Many of the warriors were amazed at the huge turnout and some even took out their smartphones to take pictures of the crowd applauding them.

MoMs USA, the Houston Texans cheerleaders, local community members, as well as honor guards for the Houston Police Department, the Transportation Security Agency and the U.S. Marines were on on-hand with American flags waving.

Warrior’s Weekend is a non-profit organization dedicated to support U.S. veterans with an emphasis on military members wounded during the war on terrorism. The organization holds an annual deep sea fishing event and also donates to veteran based causes.

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