For the third year in a row, Lake Dillon firefighters will host a dinner at the fire station in Keystone for participants in the Wounded Warriors ski trip, Wednesday, Jan. 22.
The Wounded Warriors program annually brings about a dozen recently injured veterans and their families together for 2½ days of free skiing — including adaptive equipment and lessons from certified adaptive ski instructors — to thank them for their service and to help them enjoy the mountains.
As 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 at a dinner 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-Rescue chief Dave Parmley in a news release. “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.”
“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.”
Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue chief