WWII Veteran Skis For The First Time (Watch)

WWII Veteran Skis For The First Time (Watch)

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WWII Veteran Skis For The First Time (Watch)

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend folks! Please take some time to remember the American men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms.

I stumbled across this awesome video of a 92-year-old WWII veteran who skied for the first time back in 2018. Pete Zimmer was able to ski for the first time thanks to the help of the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Aspen Snowmass.

I love the story. I love his enthusiasm. I love everything about this video!

“Pete Zimmer is legally blind and has never been on the slopes, but this week, the 92-year-old skied for the first time at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. And while he found the ride in the monoski “a little hairy,” he took it in stride.

“Don’t let age define what you can or can’t do,” Zimmer said. “Go out and try it. Have no expectations. Do what you can do, and if you can’t, find something else to do.”

More than 400 Veterans participated in the weeklong clinic in Snowmass, Colorado. The event is cosponsored by VA and DAV (Disabled American Veterans).”

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