I went to Archer's Den this morning to fling some arrows. I walked up and there is a sign on the door: "Shop Closed for WTP; Please Come Back This Afternoon".
Well, the door wasn't locked and I could see a bunch of folks in there, so I walked in. A fine young man (I assume Paul's son) sitting at the computer informed me I wouldn't be able to shoot. I said fine and then I saw Paul. I said hello and asked him what was going on. He relayed the following:
He had been in touch with the Warrior Transition Program at Ft Rich. He told them he'd donate his shop (time, bows, targets, arrows, instruction, etc) if there was any interest from the fine young men and women recently returning from defending our country coming over and shooting. No stress, no strings, just come shoot, relax and enjoy some commradarie. He apologized to me, saying they had just contacted him yesterday and asked if they could send some folks over. Obviously, no apology was needed, and I thanked him for his offer.
I know a lot of folks have nothing but good to say about Paul and his staff, and I am sure if you hadn't been in there you'd never hear about it, either. I just wanted to let everyone know what kind of man we have right here in Eagle River. This is the kind of shop that gets my return business any day.
Thanks again for what you're doing, Paul.