Thank You for Your Service

Today, our nation celebrates Veteran’s Day – a day set aside to honor all those who honorably dsc_0081-5served in our nation’s military. These men and women came from a multitude of backgrounds.However, despite this diversity, all are bonded by one overriding purpose. To show this commitment, each individual took and lived the following oath:

“I, _______, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

Their decision to live this oath made each person a part of something larger than themselves. They served and we, as a nation, are better for it.

Service at Camp

The young women and men who choose to serve as mentors, coaches and counselors do so with lots of other opportunities back home. Rather than spend time with their buddies or do less demanding work, they choose to serve our campers and each other.ac9u6433

Our staff members’ commitment to Weequahic’s mission of “creating an amazing experience for everyone we meet through gratitude, attitude, and courage” makes for an incredible community.

But service does not stop with our staff. We are so pleased to see our CITs, Super Seniors and Seniors get into the action as well. Whether serving as a Big Brother/Sister, a bunk buddy, or serving at the local Ronald McDonald House, they give back in many ways. We are excited to offer new opportunities for Seniors to serve during Summer ’17. They’ll earn both community service hours but also the respect and admiration of the younger campers.

Thank you

We are so thankful for those who have served to help make our country great. We gain so much from them – safety, inspiration, and resolve. They show us that when we give ourselves over to a purpose larger than our own needs, we begin to act as heroes.

So, take a page from those who have supported this nation for so long: go out and serve. You’ll find yourself happier and your world a better place.

PS – A special thanks goes to those men and women who have served both at Weequahic staff and also in military service. You all rock!

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