WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va. (April 26, 2018) – On behalf of Hope For The Warriors, West Springfield Girl Scout Troop 947 recently came together with other area Girl Scout troops for a rock painting event to honor fallen military members.
Celebrating 11 years of service, Hope For The Warriors assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition.
Put together and led by Girl Scout Silver project participant Grace Wevley, the hand-painted, inspirational rocks will be presented to Gold Star Families on Memorial Day to place on their loved ones’ final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery.
Wevley shares how her Girl Scout Silver project not only honors those lost while serving but all veterans.
“This project is special to me because my dad recently retired from the military and I feel like all who have served should be honored,” said Wevley. “This project shows families who have lost loved ones that others like me and my troop members respect their service.”
This is the fifth year Hope For The Warriors’ volunteers have come together to honor fallen military members through the inspirational rock project.
Hope For The Warriors
About Hope For The Warriors:
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 19,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition services, clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and community development and engagement. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted more than 180 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 23,500 since 2010. For more information, visithopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.