Monday, July 25, 2011

Special Auction of D-Day Memorabilia for The Wounded Warrior Project

As some of you know, Quiet Warrior Racing has adopted The Wounded Warrior Project as our official military support non-profit organization.  QWR believes in supporting those men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

QWR plans to hold two auction events each year where 100% of the donation goes to The Wounded Warrior Project.

For this summer, I wanted to put together a unique auction package collected while attending the 60th Anniversary of D-Day in 2004.  While hiking on Omaha Beach in the morning of June 6, 2004 with my wife, I noticed some tracks left in the sand by one of the many restored WW2 jeeps.  The jeep that made the track was way down the beach, but I did manage to shot a photo of the track in the sand.  I thought it was symbolic.  I didn’t see anyone else out there taking photos so this might be the only jeep track taken on June 6, 2004 on Omaha Beach.

Link to ebay auction

I also collected a small container of sand near the track.  The auction package today will only be offered once.  It is an 8x10-framed copy/print of my original photograph.  I also am including a teaspoon of Omaha Beach sand, a photo of a restored “D-Day” jeep, a photo of the 60th Anniversary invite, and a certificate of authenticity.

Happy bidding and thank you in advance for supporting The Wounded Warrior Project!