The Harvey’s Salt Water Fishing Club’s Annual Fishing Trip for disabled veterans isn’t just about trying to reel fish in, it’s about being around other veterans too.  “I can’t talk military with my wife, you need somebody who has been through it,”

Enjoying a day of fishing and camaraderie!
A file photo via pixnio.com

– News about Quincy covered by Quincy Quarry News

Disabled veterans come to Quincy to enjoy a day on the water.

Earlier this week the Harvey’s Salt Water Fishing Club hosted an estimated 140 veterans for a day of fishing..

This annual tradition began in 1956 when a group of Houghs Neck neighbors got the idea to treat their local disabled WWI and WWII veterans to a day of fishing. 

Only about a dozen or so veterans went out on a fishing trip that year; however, over the years the number of guests has grown by over tenfold.

An honored guest and a couple of flounders
A Facebook photo

This year’s event was made possible by the efforts of well over a hundred volunteers, assistance from the Quincy Police Department Marine Unit and featured a late lunch at the Quincy Yacht Club after the vets return from cruising the harbor for a couple of hours in the hope of landing a flounder or two.

Source: Disabled veterans come to Quincy for annual fishing trip

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