KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The 100 year mark of the start of World War I is quickly approaching. The National World War One Museum in Kansas City is hosting several events leading up to that date, including a stop from the Wounded Warrior Family Support Group High Five Tour 2014.
A red, white, and blue Mustang made a stop there Sunday. The car is full of silver signatures from supporters, veterans, and people who support the Wounded Warrior Family Support Group. The tour is making its way across the country, stopping in 48 states.
The organization is working with groups along the way to raise money for the families of people who have loved ones injured or killed in combat. The group has been around just more than a decade and hopes to raise $1 million to build smart homes for two veterans who need modifications like lowered light switches or raised toilets. The Mustang Club of Greater Kansas City also came out to show support.
“Most importantly, it’s about the families and understanding that when a soldier goes to war, if he or she is married, that family goes to war as well, and you have to be able to deal with the repercussions of all of that, and we try to help them,” said Retired Army Lieutenant General John B. Sylvester, also the chairman of the board for the
Wounded Warrior Family Support organization.
The group also provides all-expense paid vacations to the families of wounded warriors, as well as care for spouses or care-givers Sylvester says may need a break.
The Mustang is making its way to Jefferson City in the next couple days. Log on to highfivetour.com to follow the car’s GPS signal.
Also, log on to theworldwar.org to read a list of events for the 100-year mark of World War One.