Everyday a hometown young man or woman makes a decision
to become the most valuable patriot assets of
America, volunteering to join the United States Armed Forces.
For what ever their individual reasons they felt compelled
to become a member of the greatest Freedom keeping
organization in the world. These individuals realize that FREEDOM ISN’T FREE. Their enlistment obligation and duty is the renaissance of why America is the greatest county in the world.
HONOR, respect, commitment, and performance by all branches of the military acting as a universal team to accomplish a combined mission to preserve, honor and protect this Great Nation. At the time your military commitment is completed a relief of giving is reward enough and your service never to be forgotten, and your many sacrifices given. Extreme sacrifices by some that gave all and now lie in an eternal resting place. You have untold accomplishments that will forever be imbedded in the success of Individual Freedom. Your DUTY has become an element of the enormous post military organization known as the United States Veteran. Lake Ice USA affirms our commitment to providing support to our Active Duty Armed Forces and through the Wounded Warrior USA program. WE THANK YOU for your service and we especially give a special THANK YOU for the sheer pleasure of taking the Wounded Warriors fishing in the Rocky Mountain Region.
GREAT DAY of pure pleasure for four Fort Carson Wounded Warriors. Nothing but smiles as they step out of their Van and -5 degrees temp, sun rising, and not a cloud in the sky. The majestic view of Antero Reservoir and snow-capped mountains to the west is an amazing site to see. The 30 inches of ice on the reservoir could support a tank.
Dressed in warm outerwear and new Ice Amor fleece gloves and fleece stocking caps we headed onto the ice cap to our fishing site. Dave and Jorge had a Clam Summit set up with a heater going, holes drilled, rods ready to go. We all settled in for the bite. HOT COFFEE was served for anyone who wanted to pump a cup full. Great going down on a cold morning. A yell out “Fish-on”! Now we are talking as one of the Soldiers has a fight on his hands. Nice rainbow pops out of the ice-hole and onto the snow pack. The excitement was in everyone’s eyes, who will catch the next fish. Time slipped by quickly and another two fish were caught. The on-site lunch grill was fired up to grill beer-brats and bun, chips, cookies, soft drinks, and water were served. Fished for another hour and decided the fish bite was off for that time of day. We packed the sleds, grabbed the towlines and headed to shore to end a GREAT DAY on the ice.