Rally supports Wounded Warrior Project

(WMC-TV) - A rally for Mid-South soldiers was held at the Snowden Grove Amphitheater in Southaven Sunday.

The event was aimed at raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, which supports service men and women injured while defending their country.

The rally kicked off with a pancake breakfast at Southern Thunder Harley Davidson in Southaven.

Bikers from around the Mid-South teamed up with others to show their support.  Organizers said they hope to raise thousands of dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project.

"It just gives me a sense of coming home," said former Army Reservist Wilson Foy.  "Just coming home to a supportive United States."

Foy suffered a traumatic brain injury when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Foy said the pancake breakfast, Lynyrd Skynyrd concert and other activities planned to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project will help injured soldiers struggling to put their lives back together.

"It's just good morale," said Foy.  "We come home and we're not the same.  It's good for us to come home and have the support of America behind us."

Active duty soldiers who turned up for the event agreed.

"It's awesome to see this many people come out here and support such a good cause," said Sgt. Justin Baker.  "It's amazing."

Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline a list of musical acts Sunday night.  A color guard, Navy fly over and special salute to wounded warriors in the Mid-South are also planned.

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