HOCKLEY- It was fun and games at the 'Country Fair' in Hockley.
"We're here to raise money for the Lone Survivor Foundation and to raise awareness for the Foundation and for veterans suffering with PTSD, military sex trauma and brain injury" says Lindsay Lorio, a volunteer with Lone Survivor Foundation.
You may remember the book and movie "Lone Survivor" based on Marcus Luttrell's survival after his Navy Seal team was killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan back in 2005. His foundation's mission is to "restore empower and renew hope for wounded warriors and their families".
James Loucks is in the U.S. Air Force and he's glad the troops have support, "For everybody to know that there is help for them. I know PTSD is a huge thing. I know I struggled with it when I came back from my first deployment."
And that's what today is all about. Military familes had a "ball" in the inflatable Zorb, reached new heights on the rock wall, and tried to "beat the mechanical bull" ... and that`s no bull!
All the proceeds from the Country Fair go directly to the Lone Survivor Foundation. In addition to raising money for the Lone Survivor Foundation the fair was about honoring military families.
Fair goer Michael DeVous, is a Vietnam Veteran. He's pleased attitudes toward the troops have changed since he was serving. "I'm so proud to know that this country has turned around and are supporting our veterans and the people that are making the sacrifices- including their families."
While these vets fight on... we must never forget.