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kayak_rat
09-16-2009, 02:27 PM
I thought I would post this here being as the organization works directly with soldiers and veterans. I am guiding during the Taneycomo retreat this Friday, Saurday and Sunday in Branson Missouri. We will be taking 5 wounded soldiers out for a day of fly fishing, bonding, and general positive thoughts. I have worked with the organization in the past, but this time I am taking two soldiers per trip out for trout fishing. They pay nothihg. All meals, gear, and transportation is provided. I will be rowing our drift boat all weekend. I honestly cannot wait. It is my personal opinion that there is not enough we can do to show you guys our support. I have seen the healing powers of positive reinforcement and getting a person outdoors....this is why I believe so heavily in this cause. Here is a link to the website to read a bit more on whats involved:

Project Healing Waters (www.projecthealingwaters.org/)
If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to answer. I will be taking a mess of cigars out of my collection to hand out and for sure will be taking a good number of pictures. I will post updates and the pics here when I can.

Thank you all for your service.

croatan
09-16-2009, 02:29 PM
Sounds like a great project, Zack.

GKitty
09-16-2009, 02:31 PM
That's awesome, Zack. Excellent example of giving back.

ahc4353
09-16-2009, 02:32 PM
Sounds like a great project, Zack.

:tpd:

Look forward to pics and updates!

icehog3
09-16-2009, 02:35 PM
Very cool, Zack. :) :tu

kayak_rat
09-17-2009, 08:53 PM
I will be uploading pics and thoughts to my facebook and blog. Keep up with the weekend and learn a bit about the soldiers we are helping.

http://zacharyhoyt.blogspot.com/

BlackDog
09-17-2009, 09:21 PM
My fly tying club started a Healing Waters group at the Minneapolis VA hospital. Pretty great stuff!
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kayak_rat
09-21-2009, 09:59 AM
What a great weekend. Here is a link to some pictures from the weekend. 7 veterans and twice as many volunteers made this event go off without a hitch.

http://outdoors.webshots.com/slideshow/574754576uEYqrk

ahc4353
09-21-2009, 10:03 AM
That is just to cool.

Wonderful thing you folks are doing.

kayak_rat
09-21-2009, 01:00 PM
Here is a link to the video that KY3 did for the event.

http://www.ky3.com/home/video/59952832.html

It was a honor to be involved Al.

kelmac07
09-21-2009, 02:07 PM
Saw this on 60 Minutes...very cool!! :tu