Recovering service men and women leave Walter Reed Medical Center for a week of serious fishing and powerful healing. They take some of their first steps back in the civilian world and travel to Martha’s Vineyard where a community comes together and opens up their island and its fish-filled waters to the veterans who have fought to keep us safe. We see stories of stunning commitment to service, harrowing war experiences, and the challenges each face on the long road to recovery. Between the thrill of the catch and warm New England hospitality we witness a dramatic change in our vets and experience first hand the very embodiment of the spirit of coming home.
For more information on the American Heroes Saltwater Challenge, including how you can sponsor a vet and provide this life-affirming break from the hospital for wounded warriors, visit saltwaterchallenge.org
Watch American Heroes Fishing Challenge this Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th at 10PM