New York---For the seventh consecutive
year, the New York BASS Nation has teamed up
with the 10th Mountain Division at Ft. Drum
in Watertown, New York to hold a special day
of fishing, fun, food, and memories at Oneida
Shores Park for active duty soldiers.
This year, for the first time, an
additional day was added to honor the veterans
of all of our armed services by holding a charity
fundraiser for the Cpl Kyle R. Schneider Foundation
and the Folds of Honor Foundation. The weekend
was dedicated to active duty soldiers on Saturday
and all veterans on Sunday.
On Saturday, eighty
volunteer boaters, all members of the New York
B.A.S.S. Nation arrived early on a frosty 28
degree morning at Oneida Shores County Park
on the western end of Oneida Lake eagerly awaiting
the pairing with 130 soldiers from Ft. Drum.