U.S. Embassy & AmCham Support Wounded Warriors Week
On August 22, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Carla Sands hosted a Wounded Warriors BBQ Luncheon at her residence Rydhave. The BBQ was sponsored by AmCham member Weibel Scientific.
At the event, more than 60 U.S. and Danish veterans met with political stakeholders, diplomats, military personnel and business executives. High-level guests incl. Danish Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen, former Danish Prime Minister and General Secretary of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen as well as former Minister of Defense and Honory Member of the Danish Wounded Warrior Association Søren Gade.
The Luncheon was part of a week-long initiative for both visiting and local veterans featuring a variety of events around Denmark incl. visiting the Danish Jaeger Corps, the Danish Frogmen and exploring the sights of Copenhagen.
About the Danish Wounded Warrior Association
The Danish Wounded Warrior Association is dedicated to current and former soldiers who have been injured in service and their relatives. The majority of these soldiers have been seriously injured in the line of duty while serving abroad. Founded in 2014 by Sergeant Jacob Panton-Kristensen, who himself was seriously injured in Afghanistan, the association is steadily growing and currently has about 100 members. Deputy Chief of Defense General Lieutenant Per Ludvigsen and former Defense Minister Søren Gade are ambassadors and honorary members of the association. More information can be found on their website: http://veteranskytterne.dk/