We take this time every year to be grateful to be Americans, to make a point of acknowledging our Constitution and the Bill of Rights and to be sure to never take for granted our rights to keep and bear arms.
This year, we were honored to share our celebration with veterans of current wars, all Purple Heart recipients, associated with the group Wounded Warriors in Action. It was a moving and proud moment, after a group photograph, to observe the youth of Kuneytown approaching the soldiers and offering them a handshake and a heartfelt "thank you for your service."
When you have a chance, say thanks to Steve Sandroni and Eric Riegel for coordinating the hunt, and to Charlie Buisch of Whispering Pines for donating pheasants and creating a great space for the hunt and picnic to take place. Tell your kids that you are proud of them, and that you are proud of our servicemen and women.
Perhaps most importantly, drop my friend John McDaniel, Lieutenant Colonel (retired) US Army and founder of Wounded Warriors in Action a line at firstname.lastname@example.org -- tell him thanks or donate to a great cause.
Thanks to Elon Weinstein for the photograph. More photos can be found and downloaded here: