A Special Memorial Day Message from Senator Boozman

A special message from Senator Boozman for our Rivers of Recovery veterans: “The fact that fly fishing can be an effective, natural outlet for anxiety, depression and exacerbated service-related trauma should not be overlooked during these trying times. With Memorial Day weekend upon us, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the therapeutic effects of fly fishing.”

We are very grateful to Senator Boozman for his continued support of our nation’s combat veterans and Rivers of Recovery.  We stand with him and with all of you in remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.


Amy Simon
Executive Director, Rivers of Recovery

One Soldier’s Story

Ten years ago I was severely injured in Afghanistan. I was left unable to see or walk or talk, and my life was forever changed. My story could have had a dark ending.

However, since then I have walked down the beach with my beautiful bride, I have advocated for veterans, and I have enjoyed good times with family and friends. New chapters are being added all the time. My message to all my fellow veterans: Please stay positive and never give up!

A Special Memorial Day Message from Senator Manchin

We at Rivers of Recovery are extremely thankful for the steadfast support provided by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and his staff over the years for our organization generally, our nation-wide programs, and most importantly, our Veteran participants.

As we continue to navigate these challenging times together, we at RoR offer our continued thanks to our Veterans and program volunteers for your past and continued service to your nation and to our organization’s mission of healing those who have faithfully served. Like Senator Manchin, we look forward to re-engaging with you on our nation’s waterways as soon as we can safely and responsibly do so.

In the meantime, stay healthy and tight lines!


Jeffery D. Weekly
Chairman, Rivers of Recovery