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Bay County Salutes Wounded Warriors

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Panama City, Fla. -

The semi-annual Wounded Warrior retreat is in it's second day in Bay county. Thursday, veterans and their families gathered at the Living Word Fellowship to reflect on the sacrifices they've given to our country.

54 combat wounded soldiers and their spouses and caregivers attended from all across the nation. They were flown into Panama City Beach, Fort Walton Beach, and Pensacola. All the veterans were presented with a brand new car courtesy of Panama City Toyota, and were treated to dinner before the ceremony began.

Special guest speaker General Chuck Horner entertained and moved a full house at the living word fellowship. A Few Wounded Warriors even took to the stage to share their stories of loss, and relentless courage.

After the ceremony, attendees got to meet, greet, and thank the Warriors. For some, it was overwhelming.

"I'm glad I got the opportunity to see this, Panama City has been great," said one Wounded Warrior, Devin Marshall.

"It's like a great homecoming all over again...it means a lot, thank you very much," said Bowden Barnes, another Wounded Warrior.

The Warrior Retreat will continue until Sunday. The veterans and their family's will enjoy different events all weekend.