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Published June 28, 2013, 04:14 PM

Two veterans honored with surprise shopping spree at Cabela's

Two veterans got a surprise shopping spree and red carpet treatment Friday at Cabela's in East Grand Forks. Cabela's teamed up with Fish Addictions and Hunters Helping Heros to organize the event, which includes a weekend fishing trip.

Two veterans got a surprise shopping spree and red carpet treatment Friday at Cabela's in East Grand Forks. Cabela's teamed up with Fish Addictions and Hunters Helping Heros to organize the event, which includes a weekend fishing trip.

Veterans Mike Mills and Sam Gore were greeted with firefighters, police and hundreds of supporters cheering them on. The vets, both from Minnesota, thought they were stopping by for a small barbeque before dashing off to their fishing trip. They both say they'll remember this day for a long time.

Gore: "It's nice to know that people appreciate the effort and the sacrifices that you make."

Sarah Prout, Cabela's Event Organizer: "It may seem big, but this is just our Cabela's way of saying thank you to our veterans."

Mills: "A lot of the veterans coming back, we don't have this. And if there's organizations out there that do this, that's wonderful."

Today's event wraps up Cabela's Hometown Heroes promotion..which extends employee discounts to local military and emergency personnel.

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