In early September of 2009, I was approached by the DEC’s Salmon River Liason, Fran Verdoliva about doing a PHW event on the river itself. After some good planning with the main PHW staff and a couple of local entities, a great group of wounded vets came up for one and a half days of fishing for salmon. With each vet teamed up with a guide/mentor, these vets put on a show of determination and bravado you will rarely see anywhere. The trip ended with everyone having a new respect for the river, it’s fish, and most importantly, each other.
PHW is a non-profit organization that relies on monetary donations to make the programs work. If anyone is interested, please check out the web site at the top and see what PHW is all about.