San Angelo - TX - Members of the community gathered at San Angelo Mathis Field Airport to welcome 24 wounded veterans from across the country.
"We have actually have eight of them from Texas this year, which is the biggest we've ever had from Texas," says founder, Chris Gill.
"We've got some from Kentucky, Oregon, Washington, Ohio, they're just coming from everywhere."
The Lone Star Warriors Outdoors will host the veterans in a weekend filled with hunting, fishing and outdoor activities.
"I'm a combat vet of Afghanistan 2005, I got injured and I've dealt with suicide," says Gill.
"I've lost six brothers this year and I want to provide a way for these guys to come out in small groups, whether it be hunting, mud riding, golf tournament, whatever, to come together and be able to talk among other veterans."
Gill says enjoys coming to San Angelo.
"I live in East Texas we don't have this kind of support. It's just amazing how San Angelo has so much support for their veterans.
A veterans parade will be held Thursday to kick off the weekend celebration.
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