Wounded Veterans Can Use A Hero Like You

Author: CL Harmon
Category: Veterans
Date Published: May 28, 2020

George Wash­ing­ton said, “Per­se­ver­ance and spir­it have done won­ders in all ages”. That sen­ti­ment is still alive today and for one orga­ni­za­tion, it has become a bat­tle cry of sorts due to a lack of finan­cial sup­port caused by the effects of COVID-19.

The Wound­ed Vet­er­ans of Okla­homa has found itself strug­gling to put its largest event/fundraiser on this year. With many busi­ness­es strug­gling to keep their doors open after the pan­dem­ic, which has wreaked finan­cial hav­oc across the state and coun­try, the fund­ing which is usu­al­ly eas­i­ly forth­com­ing from patri­ots has slowed to the point where can­cel­ing the event was almost a reality.
But with many sup­port­ers refus­ing to accept defeat, the non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion is push­ing ahead with its annu­al fish­ing der­by on Lake Key­stone near Man­n­ford. Though it’s dubbed a fish­ing tour­na­ment for vet­er­ans, it is so much more. The all-day event is going on its fifth year of sup­port­ing the state’s vet­er­ans. Activ­i­ties, crafts ven­dors, live music, BBQ, and raf­fles are all part of the event help­ing to bring in mon­ey used to sup­port vet­er­ans pro­grams and hunt­ing and fish­ing activ­i­ties for the vet­er­ans through­out the year.


The activ­i­ties are designed to con­nect vet­er­ans and allow them to feel the cama­raderie they felt as sol­diers while being ther­a­peu­tic for those who suf­fer from men­tal issues relat­ed to com­bat, accord­ing to the head of the orga­ni­za­tion JD Dennis.
Many sup­port­ers have gone to social media ask­ing for help. As a result, area bands have stepped up to pro­vide enter­tain­ment at no cost and some com­pa­nies have made dona­tions of sup­plies. How­ev­er, there is still a bur­den upon the orga­niz­ers who are work­ing to bring in the fund­ing that helps vet­er­ans through­out the year with a vari­ety of pro­grams. The usu­al attrac­tions such as the WWII plane fly­over and the fire­works show are still sched­uled, accord­ing to Den­nis. But to help with the costs for its activ­i­ties lat­er in the year, dona­tions will be accept­ed at the event.
This orga­ni­za­tion pro­vides sup­port and out­reach to vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies in many ways and is with­out a doubt, a wor­thy cause. To learn about all it does and the many ways which it makes a dif­fer­ence in vet­er­ans’ lives, vis­it woundedveteransofoklahoma.org
Sup­port­ers may make dona­tions on their web­site. The event is sched­uled for June 13 at Key­stone Har­bor in Mannford.

2 Comments

  1. C.L. Harmon

    This is a a wor­thy and worth­while orga­ni­za­tion which helps and hon­ors our vet­er­ans. I am proud to have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to spot­light them on Unique­la­homa and hope they receive the sup­port they need to con­tin­ue the great work they do.

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  2. WWW.XMC.PL

    I real­ly enjoyed read­ing through this write-up! I most cer­tain­ly will be com­ing back to read some more intrigu­ing ideas! Thank you!

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