Imagine recuperating from war wounds in places like these.
Sure beats Walter Reed or Tripler. Now wouldn’t it be even better if it didn’t cost you a dime? Well, sit down before you fall down. That’s exactly what’s available to wounded warriors, thanks to some generous patriots in Palm Island, Florida:
“Beach Homes for the Brave,” a new program for military veterans and those wounded while serving in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom kicked off its inaugural event last weekend. This program provides the war veterans with a complimentary weekend getaway to Palm Island.
Relatives and friends of Army Staff Sgt. Lee Jones enjoy a game of soccer during ‘Beach homes for the Brave’ in Palm Island, Florida.
David and Holly Haynes, who own and operate Tarpon Real Estate in Cape Haze, Florida, decided to start the program to provide wounded service members with the opportunity to enjoy a stay on Palm Island.
“We wanted to personally offer something and say ‘thank you,'” said Mr. Haynes.
The program includes free ferry transportation to the island, lodging in a fully furnished beachfront home, meals at the Palm Island Resort’s Rum Bay Restaurant, complimentary golf carts and other resort-like privileges on the island.
Just click on the banner below to find out more. If you’ve been wounded and would like to spend some time on Palm Island, you can sign up online.
God bless you, David and Holly Haynes.
Hat tip: CENTCOM Insider podcast (July 20, 2007)