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Breezy Point residents still planning Wounded Warriors event

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Residents in Breezy Point are committed to hosting their annual Wounded Warriors event despite all the storm damage.

For the last 8 years, they have hosted injured men and women of the military for the Wounded Warriors Project. But things are a bit more complicated this year. Homes are damaged and destroyed.

Despite the hardships organizers say the event will go forward.

Repairs to John Fitzgerald's hurricane-damaged home mean he won't be able to have a family from the Wounded Warriors Project stay inside like they have in the past. But he's not giving up hope.

He said he will pitch tents if he has to. But those tents won't be necessary. Because so many residents are displaced, the injured service members participating in the vent will stay at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, about 14 miles away.

Flip Mullen helps organize the Adaptive Water Sports Festival, which helps and empowers severely injured service members recently released from the hospital. Mullen is working to move the events further up the beach away from the damaged pier and hopes to have everything ready by July. He is also relying on sponsorships like one from the Western Beef Grocery Chain.

Army veteran Bill Hannigan is a former participant and is now a coordinator with the Wounded Warriors. This year, he says this community will be healing just like the men and women they hope to honor.

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