Veterans Appreciation Fishing Day at the Lower Harbor in Marquette

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    A Boy Scout holding the flag next to the Lower Harbor
    A Boy Scout holding the flag next to the Lower Harbor

    Marquette, MISeptember 9, 2019 – Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park was the site for the fifth annual Veterans Appreciation Fishing Day on Sunday, an event held in honor of the men and women that have served our nation in the armed forces.  Sponsored by the South Shore Fishing Association, the event included fishing for veterans in the morning followed by a boat parade in the Lower Harbor in the afternoon.  Luke Noordyk told you all about the festivities live on the air.

    The boat parade, to which everyone was invited, included around 60 boats, and there were over a hundred veterans that participated in the event.  After the parade, the veterans were treated to a pig roast at the Presque Isle pavilion.  Everybody enjoyed the day, and the event is sure to be back for its sixth edition next year.

    Listen to audio from the live broadcast below:

    Luke says hello from the Lower Harbor

    The veterans had a great time fishing

    The crowd begins to gather at the park

    Luke tells you about all the people who made the event possible

    Fred Anderson of Boy Scouts of America talks with Luke

    Luke signs off from the Veterans Appreciation Fishing Day event

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