Welcome The Warriors Next Thursday!


The Warriors are coming! Next Thursday, July 6, the veterans of the Hope for the Warriors program will be coming for a fun-filled weekend by the beach.

Hope for the Warriors will be hosting a weekend full of activities for wounded military members. The weekend starts with a welcome parade on Thursday, June 6, just after 6 p.m. Residents are encouraged to line Rockaway Beach Boulevard, from Beach 149th to Beach 120th, to cheer on the warriors. Bring your flags and high spirits! After they pass through Rockaway, they’ll be heading toward Roxbury and up State Road to Breezy Point for a lap around the ball field.

On Friday and Saturday, the warriors will enjoy beach activities and a surf clinic with AMP Surf, A-Team Paddle Boarding and Deirdre Roberts, from 9 a.m. to noon on Beach 219th Street in Breezy Point. On Friday, July 7 at 6 p.m., there will be a dinner cruise out of Sheepshead Bay on the Stars of New York. Tickets can be purchased for $40 where t-shirts will be sold. Shirts will be sold in front of the stores in Breezy Point on weekends and holidays, as well as at Wednesday night volleyball. During the parade on July 6, shirts will be sold at the corner of Beach 129th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

The program will come to an end on Sunday. On July 9 at 10 a.m., there will be an outdoor Mass for the warriors at the Breezy Point 9/11 Memorial. Refreshments will be provided by the Breezy Point Co-op.

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