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Fun, relaxation means a good day for wounded veterans

they climbed on paddle boards and traversed the waters of the Mississippi Sound. (Photo source: WLOX) they climbed on paddle boards and traversed the waters of the Mississippi Sound. (Photo source: WLOX)
That was followed by a relaxing yoga class on the warm sand of Front Beach. (Photo source: WLOX) That was followed by a relaxing yoga class on the warm sand of Front Beach. (Photo source: WLOX)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

Ten wounded warriors were treated to a great time today on Front Beach in Ocean Springs. Two companies, Paddles Up and Touch Your Toes Yoga, treated the veterans to fun and relaxation.

First, they climbed on paddle boards and traversed the waters of the Mississippi Sound. That was followed by a relaxing yoga class on the warm sand of Front Beach. The day ended with a catered lunch for these heroes.

Many of them suffered injuries while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. All of the wounded warriors said it was heartwarming to have the community show its support.

This is the second year the two companies have sponsored the event. The owners say they plan to keep doing it for as long as they can. 

Doug Walker was on the beach as well. You can watch for his story later today on WLOX News and on WLOX.com.

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