GALVESTON, TX- We owe our freedom to the men and woman who have served this country. And sometimes veterans come home with wounds you can't see.
That's where Reel Vets Fish On comes in.
The Houston based non-profit helps local veterans reintegrate back into society by offering fishing trips with their fellow vets.
“I look at what fishing has done for myself and my personal transition and I knew that it had the potential to do that for another veteran," founder Tim Wyatt said.
Reconnecting with nature is good for anyone, "Getting anyone out of Houston for day of fresh air and sunshine like today is obviously therapeutic, so a lot of veterans, men and women just don’t have the chance to get outdoors and relax," Don Lash La Rue said.
And sometimes it's the little things that mean everything.
“Post traumatic stress, it can be hard to smile…and as simple as it sounds, when you get that first nibble it brings a smile…it kinda forces you to smile. It’s a backdoor way to make that happen," Wyatt explained.
But these heroes don't just come for the fishing.
“Meet somebody who has similar experiences, not just military experiences, but life experiences…like when I first got out it was not easy at all….I wish I would’ve known about stuff like this when I had first got out,"Jesus Cansino said.
And don't forget to thank a veteran today.