As Americans we are truly blessed with the abilities and opportunities we have in the USA. Hopefully most of us don't take our freedoms for granted - our Veterans don't, the active military members don't – and Ken & Pam Barnard don't either. In fact, they support the military in a very special way…through Patriot Hunts.
Ken & Pam are self proclaimed "military brats." In fact, Ken was born on the Ft. Bragg military installation – home of the 82nd Airborne Division… Ken is also an avid outdoorsman.
Ken made many trips to Walter Reed Army hospital and visited friends before and after their surgeries. He saw the need to get our wounded warriors involved in the outdoors. Ken's mission was simple: Introduce every wounded soldier that was interested in the outdoors to the experiences that the outdoors offers – and – to get those that already enjoyed fishing or hunting back to the outdoors. Patriot Hunts was born.
For many of us, Ken & Pam's mission seems impossible. But not to them – their passion to help our wounded warriors runs strong and deep – what they have seen at Walter Reed fuels their work. Patriot Hunts gives because our soldiers ask for nothing, but have in some cases given everything. The Barnards remind us that we as outdoorsmen have plenty to share with the soldiers. What they do, and what you can help do, allows our wounded soldiers to cope with the injuries they have sustained both physically and mentally.
Patriot Hunts' Mission: It has become our mission at Patriot Hunts to never give up, to never rest, to never be satisfied, until we all feel we have adequately put forth the effort in trying to provide an outdoor experience for our men and women that have served and sacrificed so much for this nation. Our freedom comes at a price far greater than we can ever repay to these soldiers. So we give back how and when we can ... but we give back.
Please visit Patriot Hunts on their website to learn how you or your organization can help Ken and Pam give something special back. Read the heartfelt and heart touching, personal stories from soldiers that have shared in the Patriot Hunt experience.
Please share this article with your friends so they can get involved.
Patriot Hunts' next scheduled event is September 25th, 2010. 100+ soldiers, kids, and wounded warriors will attend a dove shoot.
"We must never quit ... We must never falter ... We must never leave a fallen comrade"
Because our Vets and active military personnel do what they do – we can do what we do.
Patriot Hunts Inc.
808 Cape Fear Ave
Fayetteville, N.C. 28303