Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Veteran's day fishing retreat & campfire networking event
last years Sponsors
HLM Associates®, a security consulting firm and a security services and staffing solutions provider, specializes in the areas of organizational planning, physical security design and construction, and operational management. We serve military and civilian government agencies in addition to private-sector clients. Together, our professional security staff has nearly 100 years of security experience with intelligence, military, government organization and private-sector corporations. We are a Veteran-Owned Small Business.
Welcome to ABBTECH Professional Resources, Inc (ABBTECH), one of the most successful woman owned business with over half a century of cumulative work experience in the temporary/contract, temporary/contract to direct hire, or direct placement services (also known as staff augmentation services). We are dedicated to providing quality candidates such as computer programmers, telecom engineers, computer analysts, software engineers, computer technicians, design engineers, technicians, CAD designer/drafters, professional and administrative personnel.
Founded in 2007, Markon Solutions is a nationally recognized professional services firm headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. With employees in seven states and overseas, we support the intelligence community, defense and civil sectors, as well as commercial clients. Markon is committed to advancing clients through project management and business improvement services offered in a premiere, highly personal environment.
Malloy Auto Group is located in Virginia and has been family owned and operated in Virginia since 1992. We have been proud to serve the Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland area for over 20 years and are committed to providing our customers with friendly and transparent service. Malloy Auto Group is one of the fastest growing auto groups in VA today covering Virginia from Woodbridge to Winchester to Charlottesville. Malloy Auto Group currently offers over 1,500 new, certified and pre-owned vehicles with a diverse offering of new Toyota, Scion, Ford, and Hyundai vehicles.
Manufacturer and distributor of water flow testing equipment. Serving Fire Protection Engineers, Fire Insurance Underwriters, Fire Departments, Sprinkler Companies and Water Works Systems industries. Specializing in pressure gauge calibration for water flow testing applications. Official manufacturer of Veterans Grave Markers for VFW, American Legion, and Jewish War Veterans. We are 100% Veteran Owned and Operated.
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Honoring Those Who Served
We honored and gave back to a total of 162 of our Veterans, Service members, Military Spouses & Families, Law Enforcement, First Responders, and those Patriots who strongly support our military community with a no cost overnight fishing retreat.
Yes You Can
All around it was a great opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals, share stories, comradery, and built meaningful relationships that could be life changing.
Health & Wellness
Had the opportunity to reset and recharge. Left the hustle and bustle, enjoyed some premiere fishing spots, caught a few trophy trout, watched and listened to the crackling fires … priceless.
350+ meals were served, Attendees came from 9 states, even California. We awarded 9 pieces of memorabilia, 2 local newspapers attended, and much more.
Senior Director Ventures & Talent Acquisition, Markon Solutions
Justin is tenaciously persistent and exercises bulletproof commitment to Veterans and Veteran causes that he believes in. His endearing charisma and unquestionable passion has enabled him to grow a large following of believers who appreciate and respect his style and sincerity.
The Veteran's Fishing Retreat is one of the many outstanding initiatives Justin is spearheading and I urge all those who wish the best for Justin and the movement he has created to find ways to support and encourage Justin in a manner that will continue to fuel Justin on his path. I am blessed to call Justin, a friend, a brother and an advisor and wish him and all those who support him continued success!
The Proper Patriot Fishing Retreat was such a wonderful event! I wasn't sure what to expect...what I experienced was organization, care, thoughtfulness and fellowship. From the morning networking and prayer to the meals and ending the day with fireside chats everything was easygoing and fun! Oh, the fishing was awesome! Thank you, Justin and Proper Patriot for giving ABBTECH the opportunity and venue to say THANK YOU and to spend the day with our veterans.
Sales Manager, Malloy Auto Group
The Annual Patriots Fishing Retreat, what a great and honorable event this is that Justin has thrown the past two yrs. We're very honored to be able to help in any kind of way possible to make this event happen. It's been been blast the last two yrs attending, even the first yr when it poured raining the while day. But even with the inconvenient weather everyone had huge smiles on theirs faces.
The scenery is absolutely beautiful and the Fishing just tops it off. You can tell the Love and Passion Justin has put into this and it shows every year. What a way to get some veterans out and enjoy a day!!! We at the Malloy Auto group look forward to many years of partnership with Justin and Proper Patriot!!! See ya in November!
Greg & Andrew
Team Members, ATLAS
“The retreat was simply amazing. While I enjoyed the fishing, it was the comradery that I enjoyed the most. The evening stories by the fireside, the joking as we all huddled under the covered area when the rain kicked into high gear, and probably my favorite of the stories and history lessons from the American Civil War Reenactment guys that were there as well. I am greatly appreciative for the opportunity to go, and I now have pictures of the trip in my office.”
– Greg Hopper, Atlas Geologist
“For me, the experience was one that I personally would like to repeat. Meeting Vets from different places with different backgrounds and different stories being shared together was by far the best part for me. This is something you may not experience in your everyday life.”
– Andrew Webster, Atlas Certified Welding Inspector
President, New England Manufacturing
We were honored to have the opportunity to provide support to the amazing efforts of Justin Pearson and Proper Patriot for this year’s Veterans Day Patriot’s Fishing Retreat. This event is quite unique among beautiful, relaxing surroundings. Inspiring Veterans bonded with fellow veterans, shared a fishing experience with new friends, and shared their stories. The entire event had a singular goal-provide Veterans a chance to enjoy the day while connecting with fellow brothers and sisters. This goal was definitely achieved.
Partner & Chief Strategy Officer,
As a Marine Veteran the ability to get together with fellow vets is such a necessity and blessing so that we can share stories with each other, share struggles, and just relate to members of our “family” without needing to explain ourselves or try to connect in some surface way. The bond of the veteran family is something you cannot describe to those who have never been a member.
The Proper Patriot fishing trip, allowed me to link up with veterans and just be. I got to talk face to face with linkedin connections, I got to meet potential business partners, I got to fish with my girls and let them just run around in a safe environment outside with people I trust since they are all family. Everyone welcomes you with open arms.
PM-ProLearn was honored to sponor the event in a small way. It’s hard to put into words the joy and peace of just being outside, relaxing with fellow veteran family members. I cannot wait for the next opportunity to have a family reunion fishing by a stream outside with those who understand what it means to serve without having to say a word.
veteran owned & operated
Proper Patriot is a Patriotic Apparel Company that focuses on "Honoring Our American Spirit". The American Family is the building block of our nation. Tradition keep us united. Self-Reliance makes us strong. We love our Country, our American Flag, and The Great Outdoors.