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Jim Dolan calls himself a born and raised redneck bass fisherman. He started a nonprofit in north Texas called Heroes on the Water as a way to give back to the military men and women that have given so much to our country. Heroes on the Water serves the U.S. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

“We take them out kayak fishing, which has turned out to be incredibly therapeutic,” said President of Heroes on the Water Jim Dolan. “We Jim for posthad no idea what we were doing and how therapeutic it would be for the guys that are coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. About our fourth outing we found out that what we were doing was more than just taking guys fishing. We saw some changes in people that were pretty amazing.”

“It means a lot just because it shows that people care about us,” said U.S. Army Specialist Juan Carlos Hernandez.


“A riveting, powerful film.”
Dr. William Perry, Former Secretary of Defense (President Clinton) and Current National Security Advisor

“Everyone should see this movie.”
Donna Walker, Gold Star Mother

“Made us even more aware of the sacrifices our service men and women continue to make in order for us to live free.”
Wynonna Judd & Cactus Moser

“Clearly captures what our troops, and by extension their families, are called upon to do to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily.”
John I. Pray, Jr., President and CEO, USO

Endorsed by General John F. Campbell, vice-chair of the joint chiefs, Dr. William Perry, former Secretary of State, ABC News, American Airlines, Easter Seals and many others, The Hornet’s Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan’s most hostile valleys.

This is a film you’ll want to see and tell others about. Not only will it impact you in a profound way, but it is a great tool to share about what our heroes on the front lines go through to protect and serve our country.

Please take a few minutes to watch the trailer and help spread the word through 7 simple ways as a Movie Mobilizer!Hornets nest meme


Two embedded journalists, a father and son, bravely follow an elite group of U.S. troops to a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan’s most hostile valleys where no foreign troops have ever dared to go before.This is a groundbreaking and intensely raw feature film experience that gives audiences an authentic view of the heroism and courage at the center of this gripping story.

The Hornet’s Nest will be released nationally in theaters on June 6th, 2014, with platform openings in select markets on May 9th, May 16th and May 23rd.

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With the intention of giving back to those who have given so much to protect our country, Werner Paddles has partnered with 2 organizations helping wounded veterans; Heroes on the Water and Team River Runner. This is an endeavor that we are excited to begin as well as aid in the growth of.  We are proud to know that these organizations look fondly on our paddles and that they will be in the hands of heroes that have given so much.

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