The Wounded Warriors 2012 High Five Tour made a stop in Minot on Monday to honor military families and raise awareness of the Wounded Warriors Family Support Project.
The event held at the Westlie Truck Center included special guests, a patriotic program, displays, information booths, and food and drinks offered to those in attendance. As a special feature to the event, the Wounded Warriors 2012 High Five Tour brought their 2012 Shelby Mustang GT-500 "Super Snake" to thank Americans for their support of military families and awareness for the mission of Wounded Warriors Family Support Project.
The tour was a way to thank Americans for their support of military families as well as raise funds and awareness for the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization. The organization provides assistance to the families of those soldiers who have been injured, wounded or killed in combat operations.
The 2012 Shelby Mustang GT-500 “Super Snake” was one of the features of the Wounded Warriors 2012 High Five Tour that made a stop in Minot at Westlie Truck Center Monday afternoon. Silver markers were provided and people could sign the Mustang and share a message of hope and support for wounded soldiers.
Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman welcomed and thanked everyone for attending the event. The Wounded Warriors is an important project and a great cause, he said, and a great honor to have the Mustang stop here on its tour.
"We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who have served and who continue to serve," Zimbelman said.
Retired Marine colonel John Folsom, founder and president of the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization, presented a coin to Bill Dennis for putting the program in Minot together. Folsom also presented a coin to Shelly Adams, marketing director at Westlie Motor Company in Minot, for sponsoring the Wounded Warriors Family Support Project. Adams has been leading the coordination of this event.
"Everything donated, Westlie will match," said Adams after Folsom presented the coins. "We're going to make Minot the best stop on this tour."
People could sign the Mustang car after the program.