Hope For The Warriors® was pleased to attend a Memorial Day celebration in honor of a local Texas Army veteran and his family on Thursday, May 21 at the Bass Pro Shops of Katy, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Floyd Peters, USA (Ret.), along with his wife and five children, applied to A Warrior’s Wish® for a bass boat to take his family and fellow veterans fishing. After 23 years in the Army, he is now medically retired from the military and diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Hope For The Warriors® granted his Wish for a Bass Pro 160 Tracker fishing boat to share his recovery process with fellow veterans, friends, and family.

Bass Pro Shops hosted the celebration and provided Staff Sgt. Peters a Bass Pro 160 Tracker fishing boat, purchased by Hope For The Warriors® through the A Warrior’s Wish® Program. There was a Color Guard and drumline performance by Mayde Creek High School NJROTC Unit 33577. Light refreshments were provided and Katy community members were encouraged to attend in honor of Memorial Day.

Support for this Wish spanned across the country. Hope For The Warriors® purchased the boat with a donation from supporter and Air Force veteran Michael Nehlsen of Hillmann Consulting. Nehlsen and his riding partner Jeff Molesko aim to raise funds and awareness for Hope For The Warriors® and military families nationwide while riding their motorcycles cross-country this July. Through funds raised from Nehlsen and Molesko’s Riding for Warriors fundraising campaign, Hope For The Warriors® was able to purchase the bass boat for Staff Sgt. Peters.