Throughout American history, millions of members of the United States Armed Forces have fought in deadly wars and battles to protect our country and its freedom. One of the tragic consequences to those engaged in these wars is post-traumatic effects to our heroes well being. Our program partners show an appreciation for that sacrifice, and aid in our mission, which is of significant therapy for our nation’s heroes.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. We’ve watched this country change and grow, and we’ve grown along with it. However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served. We invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals.
Healing Patriots uses the power of The Great Outdoors. Fishing is one tool we use to relax and refocus on the simple things in life. During the multiple day expeditions, the goal is to go back to basics in building confidence, refocus on faith, develop team concepts, make new friends, build the camaraderie that was thought to be lost, and learn techniques to fish for multiple species.
The great outdoors provides a unique opportunity to get away and become one with nature and its healing powers.
Purple Hearts and Heroes exists to provide Deserving Veterans, Special Needs Children and Children of the Fallen the opportunity and ability to connect or reconnect with the outdoors through outdoor adventures. We encourage any veteran, special needs child, children of our fallen soldiers or gold star family members to apply with us. We will be in touch as soon as we can to follow up with you.
Walleyes for Wounded Heroes provides opportunities for our nation’s current or former uniformed members of the United States Armed Forces, sworn Law Enforcement Officers, sworn Fire Fighters and sworn or affirmed Emergency Medical Responders, all of whom have been injured from combat operations or line-of-duty service, to fish and reconnect with nature’s healing properties. Charter Captains and private boat owners take our Wounded Heroes walleye fishing for a 4 day event the last weekend of June at no charge. Walleyes for Wounded Heroes provides lodging, meals, entertainment, and transportation around the Port Clinton area.