Lincoln, NE: Veterans at Sumner Place Have Gone Fishin’

On D-Day, June 6th, seven of our Veterans at Sumner Place ventured out near Wahoo, Nebraska to Lake Wanahoo for a pontoon fishing trip. The journey started off with patriotic songs, each resident bowed their heads and sang along. During the trip they were able to bring in three walleye, one large mouth bass and some sun fish. Julia Schroer, resident of Sumner Place, had always laughed that she has never driven anything in her life and she was given the opportunity to get in the caption’s seat on the pontoon boat. You should have seen the smile on her face! Our Veterans felt very humbled and stated, “We just did what needed to be done.” As they passed other boats, the captain shouted, “We have Veterans on our boat”. Other fisherman/boaters would then put down their rods and reels and clap to honor our Veterans at they passed by.

A big thank you to Live Well. Go Fish. for making this fishing trip possible. Live Well. Go Fish. is a non-profit organization that serves seniors, youth, veterans and people with disabilities. The pontoon is specially equipped and completely wheelchair accessible.

Dignity in Life

Submitted By:

Megan Herter, Admissions & Public Relations Coordinator

Sumner Place, Lincoln NE