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17 January 2014
Wounded Warriors to dine with Lake Dillon firefighters in Keystone
For the third year in a row, Lake Dillon firefighters are pleased to be hosting participants in the Wounded Warriors ski trip to dinner at the fire station in Keystone on Jan. 22.
The Wounded Warriors program annually brings about a dozen recently injured veterans and their families together for 2-1/2 days of free skiing – including adaptive equipment and lessons from certified adaptive ski instructors – to offer thanks for their service and to help them enjoy the mountains.
Guests of Keystone Resort, the Wounded Warriors and their families are treated to lodging, meals, ski instruction and assistance by the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center and the Keystone Adaptive Center.
As a small welcoming event, firefighters at Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue’s Station 11 will host the Wounded Warriors and their families to a dinner generously provided by Gilchrist Catering to help them carbo-load for some busy days on the slopes.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to bring these courageous soldiers and their families – who have sacrificed so much for our country – into our ‘home’ at the fire station,” said Lake Dillon Fire Chief Dave Parmley. “To a person, our firefighters and staff members in attendance have been profoundly impressed by the grit, grace and humor that these soldiers show in their recovery from their injuries, and we’re delighted to call them friends.”