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By Andrew Christiansen

Hunting with Heroes provides vets special festivities



HURRAY FOR HEROES: Members of Klickitat School’s Suzuki violin group perform for special guests outside Canyon Market in downtown Klickitat on Friday. The assembled audience included members of the community and veterans who were taking part in the Hunting with Heroes program over the weekend.

Birds and fish were at a distinct disadvantage last weekend as the Klickitat River canyon was crowded with a special group of eager outdoorsmen and women. The occasion was the Hunting with Heroes program, three-days of camaraderie and festivities for veterans built around the outdoor experience of hunting and fishing in an idyllic setting.

The event was kicked off on Friday with a heroes’ welcome to Klickitat. Fifty veterans who were selected from a list of men and women nominated for the program, were given a patriotic welcome by the people of Klickitat, including Girl Scouts and Klickitat School musicians. The tribute was just the beginning of three days of hunting, fishing, food and...

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