The purpose of Veterans Day is to honor all of America’s veterans who have served our country. A day to show these warriors that they are not forgotten, and a day to show them that their countrymen and women are eternally grateful for their bravery, service and sacrifice.
At Heroes on the Water, we treat every day as if it is Veterans Day. It is our duty to serve the warriors who have defended our country, and to give them the peace and serenity they deserve in their lives. If there’s one thing we know about our warriors is that once they answer their call to service they will continue to serve, in some way or another, for the rest of their lives. In turn, it is our duty to do the same for them.
By definition, to elect, means to carefully select. In fact, we make choices every single day, some more important than others. Every warrior made the choice to defend and protect our country, and because of this choice many of them now face their own battles once they return home. We have the opportunity, and the means, to give back to them, to offer them peace in their lives. If you were given the choice to elect to give peace to our heroes, would you?
Every member of our HOW Nation has voted in favor of this initiative through some form of participation. There are different ways to cast your vote, and all are necessary and critical to bring peace to our warriors.
“Especially my kids noticed the positive residual effects of kayak fishing.”
Randy Hay is an active duty sergeant based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. And like many warriors, he strives to live a positive life in spite of bouts of anxiety and a diagnosis of PTSD. Looking for a way to gain some peace and perspective, Randy was intrigued by the posting he saw on the Northwest Kayak Anglers website, so he sent an email to Heroes on the Water asking about an upcoming event. He received an immediate response and signed up to go.
That was in April of 2014. It only took one event for Randy to be “hooked.”
“I was surprised at how accommodating everyone was. They were very organized, and very kind, welcoming everyone as they came in. “
Randy went on to say: