Thursday, May 25, 2006

A Military Day of Fishing

Recently over 57 private and commercial boats participated an event that featured a day of fishing for NC military personnel. The idea, sponsored by the North Carolina Watermen took shape on an internet message board a great amount of support in the form of donations of money and food. Over 100 people participated. (link to the News&Observer article)

"The whole basis for this event is to show these guys that you appreciate them whether you support the war [in Iraq] or not. We can't do what we did to the Vietnam veterans," said Smith, 54, a Vietnam veteran whose brother was killed there."

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