By Claudia Richter
Photography by Mark Linder & Pat Sheets
This three-day annual festival pays tribute to our Armed Forces and raises funds to build specially-adapted homes for veterans who have sustained life-alteringinjuries while serving our country. In addition to a Sporting Clays Tournament, the festival includes battle reenactments, helicopter rides, presentations to honor veterans, a flag retirement ceremony, military equipment displays, war dogs, cook teams and much more.
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit that’s mission is to build the specially-adapted homes for veterans at no cost to the veteran and relies on private donations, receiving no government funding at all. This year’s event raised $750,000 to be donated to the non-profit group that helps rebuild lives by providing a home for veterans and their families
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