Picture of soldierTo honor Veteran’s Day and to show our appreciation to our veterans and to our military men and women who have done so much to serve and protect, the Wyoming AARP State Office announced today it is contributing $5,000 to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing-Platte Rivers in Wyoming.

“There is no greater sacrifice,” Said AARP Wyoming State Director Tim Summers. “At AARP, we never take for granted the freedom and rights that are protected each day by our military men and women. I welcome this opportunity to say, ‘Thank you.’”

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing-Platte Rivers is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

The chapter strives to effectively serve the deserving past and present members of our armed forces who have made great sacrifices in the service of our nation.

The Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying and rod building classes, along with clinics participants ranging from beginners who have never fished before, to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their new abilities. All fly fishing and tying equipment is provided to the participants at no cost and activities are hosted by volunteers.

The contributions are being made in connection with AARP’s Thank a Vet Veterans Day membership campaign. From November 2nd through November 16th, AARP will offer a discounted membership rate up to 20% off for veterans, their families and anyone interested in joiing or renewing.

Individuals who sign up through this campaign will also have the opportunity to write a personal thank you note to be shared with veterans throughout the country.

AARP’s efforts to understand and respond to the special needs of America’s veterans and their families have grown rapidly in recent years.

This year, AARP added www.aarp.org/home-family/voices/veterans to our AARP.org family. It’s a web page specifically designed to offer a new and useful experience for veterans and their loved ones that will help inform them about our advocacy work, along with all the resources we have available to them from caregiving to job searching. It also features personal stories about the unique challenges veterans and their families face in so many areas.

For more information on AARP’s Thank a Vet campaign, call (888) 744-3332 or visit www.aarp.org/thankavet.

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