Sunday, October 7, 2012
About two dozen veterans took part in a special hunting event designed for them in southeast Kansas.
Twenty-three wounded veterans showed up for this weekend's third annual Kansas Salutes the Troops event at Flint Oak, a 5,000-acre hunting facility near Fall River.
Sonny Conner, one of the program's founders and organizers, says the weekend is a way to show the veterans they're not alone.
Conner says all expenses are paid for the veterans, thanks to several sponsors who pay upwards of $5,000 for the chance to spend the weekend hunting, target shooting and dining with the veterans.
Conner says some friendships between veterans and sponsors have developed through the years, and he's also seen signs of helping in the wounded veterans' healing.