On Nov. 12, a group of 24 disabled veterans celebrated the annual holiday in their honor in an especially unique way.
Thanks to a partnership between the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), the Allegheny National Forest (ANF), the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and a number of local sponsors, veterans had the chance to participate in a "Wheelin' Sportsmen's" Veterans Day pheasant hunt.
According to Kristen Giger, project biologist for the federation's "Beanfields" project being done in conjunction with the ANF, "the 'Wheelin Sportsmen's' program helps those with disabilities get out and enjoy the great outdoors."
Hunters were taken in three groups to hunt for a half-hour each. When the veterans were not hunting, master wood carver Robbie Anderson was be at the fire hall teaching carving.
A number of prizes were raffled as well.