For fans of bass fishing, honoring America’s veterans isn’t limited to one day per year. For people who enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes, it is a lifestyle to serve our country and to pay tribute to others who have done the same.
But on this Veterans Day, fans on B.A.S.S.’s Facebook page honored their favorite veterans by submitting photos of those who have protected America’s freedom.
Just from their comments, you can tell how well bass fishing and patriotism go hand-in-hand: Fan Ron Rodgers is an Army veteran and a Life Member of B.A.S.S., and Dan Payan credits fishing for helping him make the transition from the U.S. Marine Corps to civilian life. Amanda Elise Long remembers her grandfather who was at Iwo Jima when the American flag was lifted in that famous photo, and Marvin Cohen thanks his brother for serving and making the ultimate sacrifice during World War II.