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Wounded Warriors Ride Out of Washington

11:56 AM, Apr 25, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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The Wounded Warrior Project kicked off its "White House to Lighthouse Challenge" yesterday with remarks by the president:

Four years ago, Chris Carney decided to ride coast-to-coast to raise awareness and money for our wounded warriors. In the first year he biked more than 5,000 miles, from Long Island to the Pacific Ocean, and raised more than a million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project. He started what's called the annual Soldier Ride.

The next year, wounded vets started coming along. In 2006, 75 wounded warriors took turns riding portions of the cross-country journey. These servicemen and women rode to raise money for their fellow soldiers, including those who were hurt too much to ride. And they also rode to show themselves what they could do, and in so doing, they showed the world what they could do.

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