Heroes Week warriors cheered by Valley's support

MADISON, Ala. - The wounded warriors who spent this Heroes Week in North Alabama are headed home after an emotional farewell.

They came together for a final time at the Redstone Harley-Davidson.

The heroes say the people in North Alabama couldn't have been any more welcoming. This week was a safe time for them to lean on each other and to heal.

Sgt. First Class Joseph Collins Describes the week as amazing. Now he's exhausted physically and emotionally, but has memories to last a lifetime.

The heroes did around 20 activities in the area from a bass fishing tournament to honor ceremonies. Collins says he was blown away by the people here who didn't know him but supported him to the fullest.

"None of these people know us or anything like that and the way the communities support and everything, it makes you want to move down here and be part of it," he said.

It's the eleventh year the Semper Fi Community Task Force has brought the heroes to the area.


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