VIDEO: Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride To Rising Sun

Wounded veterans pedaled along the Ohio River from Aurora to Rising Sun Thursday. Eagle Country 99.3 was along for the ride.

Video produced by Aren Tibbits, Eagle Country 99.3.

(Rising Sun, Ind.) - Physical and mental recovery are just two things the Wounded Warrior Project hopes to improve and increase awareness.

They spread awareness through events such as the Soldier Ride, which is taking place in Dearborn and Ohio counties this week.

Starting the first day off Wednesday, this three-day ride uses adaptive cycling to ensure the warriors’ can ride no matter the barrier. 

Thursday, they rode from Aurora to Rising Sun. The bike caravan passed by Ohio County Elementary-Middle School, where students lined the road to greet them.

WWP says, “Reconnecting warriors to one another in the civilian world is critical to healing. This is why [we’re] dedicated to ensuring every injured veteran supports each other in recovery, thus embodying the WWP logo of one warrior carrying another off the battlefield.” 

In a survey conducted by the WWP over 52 percent of veterans said they talk to fellow veterans to address their mental health concerns. This is the second most helpful tool during recovery.

Michael Cates, a first-time rider on his way from Aurora to Rising Sun with the group Thursday, says WWP reached out to him after he was separated from the military. He said he loved being able to meet long-lasting friends and speaking about the difficulties they go through. 

Though they ride through different states, their mission stays the same: Soldier Ride connects warriors to each other and their community creating a strong support system to help them manage visible and invisible wounds of war. 

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