Purple Heart Truck Makes Stop In Sioux Falls, Honors Wounded Veterans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A project to honor veterans make a stop in Sioux Falls today as part of a national tour.

For the past three to four years the Purple Heart Truck has been making its way around the country to bring awareness to disabled veterans and the costs of war. This year’s focus for the run is “mobility is freedom”.

At the end of road trip a disabled veteran will be selected to receive a 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor truck that’s adapted to suit veterans who are paralyzed or have lost their legs and arms.

Organizers say their belief is that if a veteran is given the right vehicle for mobility they will be able to live a full and productive life.

“We need to take care of our veterans, you know a lot of us older veterans were drafted and the younger ones are volunteering, but we still need to take care of the veterans, they still put their life on the line,” said Ken Teunissen, Commander of the Dakotas.

The group’s next stop is tomorrow in Rapid City.

 

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