Fishing the Rogue River With the Freedom Alliance



Here’s the group from the 2014 trip.

The Freedom Alliance, a charitable organization that supports the military and their families, will host eleven wounded service veterans October 17-23 for its annual fishing trip on Oregon’s Rogue River.

Highlights from the 2013 event.

The group includes four Vietnam veterans and seven Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The trip starts with a visit to Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center in Grants Pass before their 65-mile journey launches at Almeda Park in Merlin.

“Recreational therapy is so important for combat veterans. This allows them to enjoy outdoor activities once again, despite their traumas,” said Tom Kilgannon, President of Freedom Alliance. “After all they’ve sacrificed for this country, these veterans deserve an amazing experience that will also help in their continued recovery.”

The Freedom Alliance is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015 and has awarded $9 million in college scholarships to the children of military heroes killed or disabled in military service and spent millions more on recreational therapy trips, Heroes Vacations, care packages for deployed troops, mortgage-free homes, all-terrain wheel chairs and more for injured veterans and military families.

  • Kim

    I’m a hardcore VEGAN. But that’s me. I don’t see any problem with people who eat meat or fish. Have done that my entire childhood. And don’t tell me about the therapeutical healing qualities of recreation and enjoyment of the outdoors with a group of friends and clans.. I know a few friends who are great at organizing such camping trips though it’s been a while.

    So: I’m NOT going to judge anyone going fishin’ with live bait or BBQ’in’ the meat from the bones..

    Instead, I CHEER THEM ON!!!

    You earned your FUN & RELAXATION cuz you had a RAW DEAL in SERVICE & LIFE.. so if RAW MEAT & FISH can get you through it.. WHY THE HELL NOT?!?


  • Sue Max

    Welcome to our beautiful Rogue River!!! A little rainy today, but they will enjoy it all!

  • Stephen Wells

    More information please