2017 Pay it Forward Keynote Speaker Colonel Terry Branham

The 2017 Pay It Forward event brought  50 veterans together to fish on Lake of the Woods was just a mere couple weeks ago. A good time was had by all and lots of fish were caught. Besides the fishing lots of stories of triumphs and hardships were shared from veteran to veteran.

This was the 4th Pay It Forward event created to recognize, celebrate and honor all veterans.  Veterans enjoyed world class walleye fishing and good fish were caught.  They also enjoyed camaraderie, meals, entertainment and some great speakers.

The keynote speaker for Saturday evening was Colonel Terry Branham.  Colonel Branham captivated the audience giving a detailed account of the many conflicts he was involved in as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, Gulf War and eventually combating the drug trade.  The audience was glued to his every word, you could have heard a pin drop in that metal building.

Please enjoy the speech below! God Bless America and a big thank you to anyone who has served this great country of ours!



For more info on Pay It Forward, check out the website www.payitforwardlow.org

To learn more about Lake of the Woods, check out the Lake of the Woods Tourism website.

To find a guide, charter boat or lodging, check out our lodging page.

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