If you are veteran who has served our country, you have my respect.  In most of the restaurants I used to work for, we would give a 10% discount if you showed a military ID.  It wasn't much, but it was a small way to say thank you.  I suppose the way things are now, if you can save a buck or two here and there, it can all add up.

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My father enjoyed fishing when he was alive.  My nephew loves it, and I have an uncle and cousin who have taken quite a few trips to Alaska for salmon fishing.  It has never been my thing, but I certainly can see how it can be a therapeutic activity.  If you happen to be veteran who likes to fish, there is an activity this Easter that may interest you.

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Missouri State Parks is inviting veterans to experience the fun of catching fish at Bennett Spring State Park Veterans Free Fishing Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Tags can be obtained in the park store, and fishing will begin and end with sirens at the park.  If you like trout fishing this could be a fun time, especially if the weather cooperates.

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The event will be taking place at Bennett Spring State Park and you can click HERE for more details and info.  In regards to fishing, I was always curious.  If you catch a big one, why throw it back in the water? If you can take that much effort to catch one, you should reap the awards. #JustSaying

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