War heroes enjoy holiday at Pipestem

The Wounded Warrior Project brought veterans to Pipestem Resort State Park Friday so others couldhonor those who've given everything for the country.  Outdoor channel's Curtis Fleming is nostranger to fishing, but this trip was extra special.

"As they come in andthey're nervous about getting into fly fishing but all at once when that fishis on the line, on the rod, you'll see the smile," said Fleming

Washington Redskin ReedDoughty also came to spend time with those who've served, and to veterans likeAaron Horton, it meant so much.

"It's kind of weird howwe want to talk to him about football but he wants to talk to us about our differentexperiences, so it's kind of almost being on the same level."

Reed was just enjoyingconversation, and the outdoors.

"Spending time flyfishing with guys and getting out and understanding what they've been throughand being very thankful for the sacrifices they've made," said the safety.

For the veterans,spending their Memorial Day weekend at Pipestem it's more than just fishing, it'sa healing process.

Healing waters flyfishing helps the war heroes take their mind off their worries so they canrelax and have a good time.

Paul Moore was another servicemember who came to park, "you don't really discuss what's going on personally."

"I get to relax and notthink about home life or lack of a job or anything financially.  You just come out and enjoy the scenery andthe people that are here," Horton added.

With a quiet and tranquilatmosphere the veterans were able to enjoy their holiday by just fishing.


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