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Faces of Valor fundraiser to benefit local veteran

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Army Sgt. Luis Rosa-Valentin and his girls
This year’s Faces of Valor USA Motorcycle Ride, Classic Car Show and Family Picnic will benefit local veteran Army Sgt. Luis Rosa-Valentin and his two young daughters.

Registration is open for the 4th Annual Faces of Valor USA event to be held Saturday, June 23 and all are welcome.

This year’s honoree and beneficiary is local Army Sgt. Luis Rosa-Valentin, who was severely injured in the line of duty in Iraq, and his two young daughters. Proceeds from the event will help complete the special adaptation of Sgt. Rosa-Valentin’s home in Pasadena. For more information, to register for the events, to donate, or to become a sponsor, visit the Faces of Valor website.

During his second deployment to Iraq, in April, 2008, Sgt. Rosa-Valentin lost both legs and his left arm when an IED exploded next to him as he was returning to his unit after helping an injured comrade to a medi-vac helicopter. Today, Rosa-Valentin, a single father, is home with his two daughters, Meli and Bella.

“Freedom is not free…don’t forget the fallen soldiers…and, please, don’t forget the soldiers who return from war,” said Sgt. Rosa Valentin.

More than 250 people from around the state are expected to attend the “three events in one day” to show their support and thanks for Sgt. Rosa Valentin’s service to our country. Sgt. Rosa-Valentin and his daughters will be in attendance at The Family Picnic, as well as wounded servicemen from Walter Reed—Bethesda, to meet and greet everyone.

“This is not just about fun; it means something. The money goes to a great cause,” said Baltimore City Firefighter Mike Gavin, who participated in last year’s event.

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