On August 14, the 74th anniversary of Japan’s surrender and the end of WWII, a couple from Ramsey invited wounded veterans to their property for a free day of fishing. It was the fifth year for “Veteran’s Day at the Lake.”
John and Bonnie Enstrom say veterans with us today need more attention, “We expect these people to have a good time. They’ve given up their thing with the family for years and we just want to make sure things are moving forward for them,” said John Enstrom.
This year, 74 wounded veterans registered to go fishing on Veteran’s Lake. Many civilians, non-profits and other veterans donate time and resources to ensure it’s a relaxing day for retired soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines.
“I don’t think you’re over stating it by saying they’re life savers,” said Randy Falknor, a retired U.S. Marine.
John Enstrom dedicated a healing garden at the lake near monuments to fallen soldiers.