Sammie Garnett


warrior Beach retreat, inc.

Sammie and Bill Garnett are part of the volunteer staff of Warrior Beach Retreat

"On November 12, 2006 Joshua Cope was severely wounded by an IED blast in Bagdad, Iraq. He lost both of his legs above the knee and both of his hands were injured. As a mom, watching my son, I have witnessed the tenacity of the American Soldier." Linda Cope

When a warrior goes to war, a family goes to war; and when a warrior comes home with devastating wounds, physical or emotional, the family is also wounded.

Warrior Beach Retreat (WBR) is the response of one mother, her family, and the communities of Panama City and Panama City Beach, Florida to the needs of these warriors. WBR is a non-profit organization formed to provide a forum for healing combat wounded warriors from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and their caregivers.

Twice a year WBR brings wounded warriors and their caregivers to Panama City Beach for a 7 day retreat, free of all cost.  The retreat goal is to provide encouragement, hope and healing to those who have sacrificed so much.  From the volunteer combat-seasoned chaplains who counsel and comfort, to the Linda Cope family and their volunteer staff who make the week happen, people have banded together to honor and help those men and women who sacrificed for us all.


Founded by Linda Cope,

Sept. 3, 2009, WBR is a 501 (c)(3)

non-profit corporation.


Not affiliated with Wounded
Warrior Project