BURNET, Texas (KXAN) — A special celebration Saturday night in the Hill Country honored some wounded soldiers at Inks Lake in Burnet.
Ten wounded soldiers made the special trip from San Antonio’s Wounded Warrior Project.
The soldiers were treated to a barbecue meal and lots of love and appreciation from several hundred people in the Hoover Valley neighborhood.
The nightcap was a privately funded fireworks show.
Soldiers say they always look forward to this annual Fourth of July event in their honor.
“It’s a good chance for wounded soldiers to get out… you know… out from the barracks and all that from going to appointments and… you know… just living the daily army life,” said PFC Tyler Trudnrwski.
“We just want to show some appreciation to some of these soldiers who are at the Wounded Warriors centers, and they don’t have families to visit for the Fourth of July, so we invite them to our house,” said Fred Cramm.
The soldiers say they are overwhelmed by this community.
This is the 12th annual fireworks show over Inks Lake.