Veterans enjoy weekend of fishing in Venice
Tue, 2014/09/02 - 5:00am News Staff
By Alex Galbraith
Over 50 veterans were on hand for the 5th annual Wounded War Heroes fishing rodeo at Cypress Cove marina in Venice from August 21-23. The event is the latest in a long line of outdoor events hosted by WWH, a charity that provides military veterans who were wounded while serving with free hunting and fishing trips. The charity’s founder Emeric Watson says he came up with the idea after attending a hunting event in Mississippi. A veteran named Michael Savoie overheard Watson talking about fishing trips and asked Watson how much it would cost to stage a weekend of fishing for 20 veterans in Southeast Louisiana. Watson stayed up all night trying to figure out a way to help Savoie.
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