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Found this on another site I frequent:

Hello all.

This year we are sponsoring an event for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and their families. On Sunday, June 8th, we have ten charter boats who are donating a morning charter(8-11)and an afternoon charter (1-4), and we are providing a free lunch for all participants from 11:30 to 12:30. All charters are leaving from Provincetown Harbor and are targeting striped bass.

I need your help in two ways. First and foremost, please forward or post the attachments everywhere so that the word gets out to all who might want to take advantage of this. Anyone interested should forward their applications to me, or call me directly. Secondly, I am looking for contributions for the free lunch ? the local VFW and I are talking and hopefully they will coordinate the free lunch, however, the key word is free so we will take any and all food and beverage donations. Please contact me directly on this as well.

Thanks all for your help,

Capt. Rich Wood

Beth Ann Charters

Nelson's Bait and Tackle

Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran?s
Free Fishing Charters
Sunday, June 8, 2008
McMillan Pier, Provincetown, Cape Cod, Mass.
In appreciation of their service to our country, free fishing trips on professional charter boats will be given to active and reserve troops and their kids who have served our country overseas in Iraq or Afghanistan, as well as for the kids of troops who are currently deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Morning Trips ? 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. ? 50 spots available
Afternoon Trips ? 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. ? 50 spots available
11:30 ? 12:30 ? free lunch for all participants
Completed application forms should be e-mailed to [email protected] or mailed to P.O. Box 1175, Truro, MA. 02666
Trips will be filled on a first come first served basis
Successful sign-up and directions will be confirmed via e-mail.
Questions? ? E-mail Captain Rich Wood or call 860-716-0202 (cell)

Application Form
Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran?s
Free Fishing Charter Day ? Sunday, June 8, 2008
McMillan Pier, Provincetown, Cape Cod

Location of deployment:
Dates of Deployment:
Home Address:

Phone ? Home:
E-Mail Address:
Total number of requested spots (max.4, family only):
Name, age, and relationship of all possible attendee?s:
Completed application forms should be e-mailed to [email protected] or mailed to P.O. Box 1175, Truro, MA. 02666

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What a wonderful idea
! I work with a few Iraq veterans, not sure if they fish, but I will be sure to let them know about this.

It's so great to see things like this, this is how America should treat her returning veterans

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More Businesses Should Do This

:):)It's a TERRIFIC way of recognizing the people who have put their lives on the line for us.

MM and others,

If it's not affordable because of the smallness of your operation, why not offer a Veteran's discount? Just show up at the boat with a DD214 (Discharge paper) validating their tour of duty. (Today it could be scanned & e-mailed.) I did this for Viet Nam vets when I was chartering, and I also ran 50/50 raffles for the same group. Even though it just paid my fuel costs, etc., it made me feel like I was contributing to something very worthwhile. The proof of this was in the faces of the veterans after they landed their firsT fish. They were very appreciative.

Another advantage of doing so might be the free publicity that might be derived from such a gesture. When I did it, outdoor writer Ken Moran (a VN vet himself) from the NY Post picked up on it and gave me much publicity that I never could have afforded through advertisements.

I hope these ideas can work for some folks and not just fishing captains. If you have a business, why not offer the vets something special? They EARNED it, FOR SURE.
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