The Village of Northport is located in the Town of...

The Village of Northport is located in the Town of Huntington on Suffolk County's North Shore. It was settled in 1656 and incorporated in 1894, the first area in Huntington to do so. (April 21, 2011) Credit: T.C. McCarthy

Veterans wounded in action during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom will be treated to a special weekend of relaxation, rehabilitation and celebration in September.

Cow Harbor Warriors, a nonprofit founded earlier this year, has been working with the Wounded Warriors Project to honor and empower those who have suffered combat-related injuries with direct programs that meet the unique needs of war veterans.

The Wounded Warriors Project provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life, according to the group’s website.

“When men and women join the U.S. military and serve in our armed forces, they vow to uphold our Constitution, defend the values it represents and protect all who live under its freedoms,” Cow Harbor Warriors president Rocco Donnino said in a news release. “This is an opportunity for our community to thank, serve and enable our Wounded Warriors through a weekend of recreational activities and family events, dedicated to those who have given so much of themselves for our freedom.”

The tribute weekend -- for Wounded Warrior alumni from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut -- begins Friday, Sept. 7 and continues through Sunday Sept. 9. Events will be at Crab Meadow Beach and other facilities in the Northport area. Activities will include a parade, sunset clambake celebration and golf and fishing tournaments, as well as a four-mile Warrior Run starting at Crab Meadow Beach.

The Huntington Town board was expected to approve a resolution Tuesday night in support of the weekend.

For information about the weekend event and how to participate, visit