It’s Friday and the rest of the Sons (SAL) are starting to roll into the group site at Roper Lake State Park. We pulled up camp at the individual campground and moved over the be with the SAL group. A bunch of us guys hopped into trucks to go meet with the Safford (Post 28) hosting the campout, get about a cord of firewood for the weekend and help get ready for opening event at the post.
One of the many raffle prizes this year is a big fire pit with logos of all the US Military branches, it looks so awesome with a campfire going in it. Several of us camp together quite often and have a really good system for cooking big meals. I lost count of how many breakfast burritos we made for the campers but the national commander was impressed enough to give us all his challenge coin.
This was my first detachment campout and I was blown away by the level of national participation, people came from several states to join up. I learned much more about how much the legion has and continues to do for veterans at the legislative level (GI Bill the most well known). So all in all this was a fantastic weekend I’ll never forget.