Community spreads prayer for Warriors

Prayers and music filled the air at the Field of Honor to spread goodwill among veterans and their families.

The community and veterans gathered around the Field of Honor at Parkway Church to pray for the families of those serving, troops, veterans, and the for the government in America.

“Every night we are out here praying for the soldiers that are coming in we have soldiers coming in from all over the United States. They are coming to us at all different states and stages in their healing process, and that’s why its so important we pray for them and their marriages and their families,” said Virginia Petrash.

The sounds of Taps playing on the bugle seeped into the ears of everyone on the field reveling in the magic of being surrounded by almost 3,000 flags dedicated to warriors.

“There are soldiers or veterans or presently serving warriors that have come out for taps that have that opportunity to come together as a group, a band of brothers or sisters, that have served together and they get to just share that and get to be as one again,” said Virginia Petrash.

Every night there will be prayers at the Field of Honor until Memorial Day starting at 8:00 and Taps plays at 9:00.

There are spots open for prayer groups to lead the services, contact Virginia Petrash at (361) 652-2107 for more information.

It is not too late to sponsor a flag. Contact warriorswknd@yahoo.com to learn more.

Click here to visit the Warrior’s Weekend website and look at upcoming events. While you’re there check out the Warrior’s Weekend app where you can search for events and even find out where a certain flag is posted.

What is Warrior’s Weekend?

Founded in 2007, Warrior’s Weekend is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 Corporation dedicated to the support of veterans of The United States of America with an emphasis on those wounded in The Global War on Terrorism. This is accomplished through holding an annual fishing event for wounded military personnel in May in Port O’Connor, Texas as well as donations to veterans and veterans-based causes.