Santa Barbara Surf Club Members Show Support for U.S. Army Soldiers
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The war in Iraq has been raging for years now as wave after wave of U.S. Army troops have served time in support of the War on Terror and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The death toll continues to rise as our military forces have begun to shift their focus onto Afghanistan and the battle with the Taliban. As the years have past, many soldiers have gone back overseas repeatedly, while others have struggled with the transition to civilian life following their tours of duty. Often this transition process has been overwhelming, as battle-scarred soldiers have attempted to return to and restore their former lives. Sadly, a lack of acknowledgement for their dedicated service has been evident, and today, members of our local surfing community took steps to show our troops how much their commitment to the safety and security of our country is appreciated here in Santa Barbara. Members of the Santa Barbara Surf Club met a group of U.S. Army soldiers at Leadbetter Beach this morning, and gave them a thorough introduction to the magic of stoke. Check out the slideshow below to view images from this heartwarming experience. Special thanks to Deb Trauntvein, President SBSC, Command Sergeant Major Retired Jonathan Church who helped coordinate the event, and to all those who donated their time to those who have served our country.
»wrote on 04.04.10 @ 07:44 AM
What a great slide show! Thank you to everyone who made this day happen..you know who you are!!!
»wrote on 04.04.10 @ 11:24 AM
Hey little sister, Deb, what a great thing to do. You all did something very special.
»wrote on 04.05.10 @ 12:40 PM
Kudos gang!!!!!!!! great photo essay/excellent music…what a timely and wonder-filled way to express our thanks to the troops. wish every community would take this up….anyway to get the word out…just takes a few energized people..like you all. thanks for doing this and making the Santa Barbara Surfing community look awesome!!!!!
»wrote on 04.06.10 @ 12:08 PM
This is great, I really would like to be a part of the next one. Hi to John Deb, and Erin. See you at Refugio. Cheers- Mike
»wrote on 04.07.10 @ 08:13 AM
Absolutely Awesome!! I’m sooooo proud of my Santa Barbara roots, and those of you who gave your time and talent to put on this day! Go shredders!
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