Monday, 14 September 2020
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‘Take a Vet Fishing’ event held in Branford

VETERANS HEADED TO THE WATERS EDGE TODAY IN BRANFORD TO TO DO SOME FISHING! NEWS 8'S ALYSSA TAGLIA TAKES US TO THE SPECIAL EVENT 3 JEFF BUGGEE: SOMEBODY ADVOCATED TAKE A VET FISHING , YOUR COUSIN, UNCLE NEIGHBOR AND OUR CHURCH HAS THIS PROPERTY THAT YOUR ON RIGHT NOW 55 ACRES ON LONG ISLAND SOUND AND I SAID WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT IF WE COULD DO THAT ALYSSA: THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF BRANFORD DID, NOW "TAKE A VET FISHING" HAS BEEN GOING STRONG FOR 12 YEARS JEFF BUGGEE: IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN AND A LOT FROM VIETNAMALYSSA: THESE VETERANS MAY NOT HAVE SERVED IN THE SAME WAR, OR EVEN FOR THE SAME BRANCH, BUT ON TOP OF THEIR HEROIC HEARTS, THESE VETERANS ARE ALL PART OF A SPECIAL PROGRAM THROUGH THE VA JEFF BUGGEE: YES, THE EASTERN BLIND REHABILITATION CENTER

ALYSSA: OUR BLIND VETERANS ENJOY A DAY ON THE WATER, FULL OF FISHING, MUSIC, GOOD FOOD AND GOOD COMPANY BARBRA FREEMAN: IT'S A GREAT ORGANIZATION, YOU WANT TO GIVE BACK TO WHAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE SACRIFICED FOR OUR COUNTRY ALYSSA TAGLIA: ITS A BEAUTIFUL THURSDAY, THE SUN IS SHINING AND IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER BUT ANY DAY IS A GOOD DAY TO HONOR AND THANK OUR VETERANS AND ENJOY SOME FISHINGAL LENHARDT: IT MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO ME MY SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY IS SOMETHING I DID VOLUNTARILY BUT WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING NOW IS DEMONSTRATING THEIR OUTPORUING OF ENTUSIASIM AND RESPECT FOR WHAT WE DO IM GRATEFUL FOR THAT

ALYSSA: TAKE A VET FISHING IS ALSO A REUNION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE EASTERN BLIND REHABILITATION CENTER PROGRAM TOGETHER THEY HAVE SHARED THEIR STORIESAL LENHARDT :WE BECOME COMRADES THERE'S A DEGREE OF CAMARADERIE AND MUTUAL SUPPORT WE BECOME STRONGER BECAUSE OF THATIT MAKES ME FEEL SPECIALALYSSA: A THANK YOU TO OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN WHO REMIND US TO ALWAYS ENJOY LIFE EVERY DAY AL LENHARDT: THE GLASS IS ALWAYS HALF FULL, AS A SOLDIER I LEARNED THAT AND SOLDIERS, MARINES, SAILORS, AIRMEN, AND COAST GUARD GUYS AND THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT DAY

ALYSSA: IN BRANFORD ALYSSA TAGLIA, NEWS 8

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