Most of us will never see the battlefield. That’s because the brave men and women of our volunteer military sacrifice their time, comfort, and even their lives to make sure of that. The next time you’re enjoying one of America’s beautiful wide open spaces, take advantage of the sublime stillness and reflect on the brave men and women who endured hostile environments so you could enjoy this peaceful one.
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War is a hard business — but for some, coming home is even harder. The emotional and physical scars make adjusting to civilian life a daunting prospect, and thousands of soldiers can’t make it on their own. If you’re interested in going a step beyond quiet reflection, consider supporting organizations like the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation, which helps injured soldiers reintegrate into society through fly fishing the calm waters of Southwestern Montana.
Simms, a fishing company, has teamed up with Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation to create a sophisticated, limited edition G3 Guide Wader. This wader boasts high-tech GORE-TEX, micro-fleece lining, tool pockets and tabs, and more. Perhaps the best part is that the funds raised from the sale of these waders goes straight to the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation — Simms’ goal is $100,000.
Since 2007, Warriors & Quiet Waters has helped 470 soldiers and their spouses find peace in the calm beauty of Southwestern Montana. Simms has been by their side the whole time, and has even gone so far as to host each of the organization’s week-long fishing expeditions.
Considering the tens of thousands of physically and emotionally injured soldiers in this country, there’s clearly work to be done. Still, organizations like Warriors & Quiet Waters are working hard to help soldiers find the beautiful tranquility they deserve. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the fruits of these soldiers’ efforts while simultaneously supporting their readjustment into society, consider getting a pair of limited edition waders and taking them for a dip at your favorite fishing spot.
WQW Limited Edition G3 Guide Wader — $549.95