The fly-fishing trip was a huge success. We were able to provide two Iraqi vets andtwo Afghan vets with an all expense paid float trip on two of Montana's blue ribbon rivers, the Clark Fork and the Bitterroot. Classic Journey Outfitters hooked us up with the best fishing guides, the best accommodations, and the best meals available. If you want a first class fly- fishing experience, talk with Joe Cummings at C.J.O. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. You can see from the smiles on the faces of these valiant men, that they were enjoying their time on the rivers.
We watched as these men came together, and for however brief a moment, were able to block out the world they now live in, and the world they recently returned from, to instead talk about their time on the river, their guides and the wild life they spotted on the shore, elk, bighorn sheep, various species of ducks, snow geese, as well as the Canadian geese. All of this happened in the middle of snow squalls, light rain, and the sun trying to peak through the clouds.
You might ask, why do you guys do this? It's because their lives are changed for the better. How do we know? They told us. We look forward to doing it all over again, as soon as we can. Thanks to all of you who helped to make it happen.