Rainbows for Vets heads to Neosho National Fish Hatchery - KOAM TV 7

Rainbows for Vets heads to Neosho National Fish Hatchery



Trout season is in full force at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery and especially for veterans today.


The Hatchery hosted its 3rd annual Veterans Fishing day.

Rainbow trout were stocked  in the waters for dozens of vets to cast their lines... And hope for a bite.

The army band out of Fort Leonardwood performed as well as the displaying memorial of  fallen soldiers.

Whether the vets were successful in catching any fish or not, officials say the day is about saying thanks for their service.

"this is a small town America at its finest, and its our way of giving back. Our military people do so much for us, Sacrificing their time with their families, and leaving home and having to be away defending our country, this is a small way we can say thank you." says Hatchery Manager, David Hendrix.

"I just see a relationship continue to grow. So I hope they continue to get a lot of support from the area" Kevin Foote, of Walgreens says.

"Our veterans have given so much, and it's a little cold to be out today but we have some quality people out here fishing." says State Representative, Bill Reiboldt.

Vets were able to take home a total of four fish.
The hatchery is also planning several events on memorial day for veterans.

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