In Ludington, 130 local veterans were casting lines Friday.
It’s a much deserved thank you called Fish on for Freedom.
It started bright and early around 5 a.m. at Ludington’s Harbor View Marina.
Nearly 30 boats and their captains volunteered their time to take the vets out.
There was also a welcome home procession led by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Photojournalist Jeff Blakeman joined the veterans for a day of fishing.