Kuneytown Annual Patriot Day Youth Hunt
Kuneytown Sportsmens Club
Keith G Tidball
On or about September 11th each year, the Kuneytown Sportsmen's Club joins forces with Charlie and his great staff at Whispering Pines Hideaway Shooting Preserve to remember the 2,977 Americans killed during the attacks of September 11th, 2001. At the same time, we honor the many soldiers, sailors, law enforcement personnel, emergency responders, and others who daily risk their lives, and sometimes sacrifice it, for our protection and the protection of our freedoms.
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