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Wounded Warriors pass through Palo Alto

Cyclists from the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride -- consisting of veterans recovering from serious wounds -- pedal down Foothill Expressway on Wednesday (Feb. 20) after a send-off ceremony at the VA Polytrauma Center in Palo Alto for the Golden State Challenge.

The Golden State Challenge is the sixth segment of Soldier Ride 2007-2008 national tour. For more information on the Wounded Warrior Project, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org .

Photo by Norbert von der Groeben/Palo Alto Weekly.

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Posted by BP
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 21, 2008 at 5:19 pm

I'm surprised the Grannies weren't out protesting these folks too. Must've been too tired yelling at recruiters. Or maybe they successfully stopped the war already with their recruiter protest. Oh yeah, that's right. They didn't. Or maybe (and this is what I'm hoping for), they've seen the light and are calling and writing their elected officials instead of protesting the military.


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Posted by mr
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Feb 21, 2008 at 8:16 pm

it would have been nice to read about this before it happened. so we could show support.


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Posted by shame on palo alto
a resident of another community
on Feb 21, 2008 at 8:53 pm

too bad this event did not get a fraction of the press or support from local politicians that the doped bikers tour ( aka amgen tour) got.


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Posted by Dr. SkellDawg
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2008 at 9:51 am

The funniest thing I ever saw: I was standing outside, watching all of the police activity on Wilton Ave, where the police choper was flying around on Wednesday. Cops were all over the street with their guns out, and out of nowhere comes the Wounded Warriors peleton and they turn right onto Wilton Ave where all of this crazy activity is taking place. The looks on both the cops faces and the Wounded Warriors faces were priceless.


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