FBI Cleveland
Public Affairs Officer Susan Licate
August 29, 2022

FBI Cleveland Hosts 8th Annual Wounded Veterans Appreciation Day

CLEVELAND, OH—The FBI Cleveland Division, FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Alumni Association, the FBI National Academy Alumni Associates Ohio Chapter, and the Society of Former Special Agents, Cleveland Chapter teamed up with the Wounded Warrior Project on August 25 at Camp Perry Military Training Center for the FBI's 8th annual Wounded Veterans Appreciation Day.

Over 150 Veteran’s shared in the event with a mission focused on camaraderie and goodwill. Veterans from across Ohio participated in hands-on range activities, got an up-close look at the FBI SWAT and ERT (Evidence Response Team) vehicles, and heard about the latest threats from leaders in the FBI terrorism, counterterrorism, and violent crime squads.

“The Wounded Veterans Appreciation Day is but one way the Cleveland FBI can show our unwavering thanks and everlasting gratitude for the service these men and women have given for our country, said Gregory Nelsen, special agent in charge, FBI Cleveland Division. “Many of our agents and professional staff are also veterans, however, it is important that everyone in our division recognize the sacrifices all our military personnel have given. Sometimes, the road hasn’t been easy. And we want to remind these men and women that the FBI is here for and with them. Their service is never forgotten.”

Event sponsors included InfraGard, FBI Agents Association, Bull-It Box, and the Military order of the Purple Heart.

To learn more about the FBI Cleveland Division or any of its community programs, visit FBI.gov/contact-us/field-offices/Cleveland.

Wounded Veterans Event