Hey Sierra Club Nation,
We just got done with an amazing day with our Nation's Youngest Heroes, our military kids, at Prince William Forest Park! We had a great day with all of our partners and co-hosts including the Outdoor Alliance for Kids, Armed Services YMCA, Blue Star Families, National Military Family Association, and the National Park Service!
A HUGE thank you to our fantastic volunteers from the Marine Corps Community Service at Quantico, the great outings leaders from Inner City Outings and Outings programs in and around Washington DC, and all the other great organizations that made the event happen! We were thankful for COL Choike, Marine Corps Base Quantico's Commander, and Director of National Parks, Jon Jarvis, for spending time with us and sharing their thoughts on the importance of the outdoors for our military families.
And of course an even bigger thank you to our fantastic military families who came out to spend a day outside with us! We had giant tigers and polar bears, fly fishing, kayak demonstrations, hiking, invertebrate watching, tree identification, visitors from the Virginia Raptor Conservatory, and a lot of fun outside!
You can look forward to a longer write up of the event coming this week, but for now, enjoy the photos and we hope to see you out on the trail soon!