Friday I had the privilege of providing kayaks for veterans who attended the Heroes on the Water event at Quarry Lakes in Fremont. I want to give a shout out to Don Anglin who organized yesterday's event. He and other volunteers made this a very special day! Don's love for the vets is obvious and it's so refreshing to see that there are many people willing to sacrifice their time and resources for such a wonderful cause. A big thanks to East Bay Regional Parks who waved fees for the day! Our vets deserve our love and respect. We who haven't served in the military have no idea what these soldiers have given up for us to enjoy our freedom to live our lives in peace. I just feel so blessed to be able to help in any way I can.
The HOTW website states "Heroes on the Water has one purpose..... to help wounded warriors - injured military personnel - relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate with society through kayak fishing and the outdoors." Don Anglin is in charge of the Northern California chapter and if you are interested in getting involved in future events you can connect on norcalkayakanglers website. Not many fish were caught yesterday, but we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. There was no wind and it was a great day to be out on the mirror-like water. I look forward to meeting more vets and helping them get out on the water!