Wounded Warriors Bike Through Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH -- You've heard the saying "Not all heroes wear capes," right?  Well, on Friday, nearly 50 capeless heroes took to the streets of downtown Fort Worth on bicycles.  It's part of a three-day event put on by the Wounded Warrior Project.

David Callaway, an Army veteran who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, says the "Soldier Ride" is a rare opportunity to bond with fellow injured vets.

"Since I've been out of the military, not too often do I actually get to be in a group event where everyone's helping one another and pushing one another," said Callaway. "And today, I was able to do that."

Angela Staab with the Wounded Warrior Project said the Fort Worth community welcomed the veterans with open arms.

"It was amazing to see the flags at half-mast today for September 11th," Staab said. "That was really touching for a lot of our warriors because that's part of the reason why they ended up joining the service themselves."

The bicycling veterans were escorted by officers from the Fort Worth Police Department, who donated their time and services.

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