Each year, for their annual sporting clay tournament, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) kindly asks Freedom Alliance to contribute a team of active, retired, or wounded military service members.
This is always a much-looked-forward-to event, which takes place in Queenstown, Maryland, at the Point at Pintail river plantation. This picturesque venue is composed of more than 25 shooting stations. This year, the climate was splendid and spirits were high.
We invited David, a lieutenant colonel retired from the Marine Corps, and Keniel, a soldier who is medically retired. Duncan joined us, as well, with his cousin Alex; Duncan is recovering from a leg amputation at Walter Reed Military Medical Center.
The men were allowed four shots at each station, and the clays presented in a different way at each. The president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Richard Trumka, visited with our team during the tournament and shot some clays, too.
What we appreciate most about the USA is their support of organizations, such as Freedom Alliance, which are dedicated to enhancing the lives of veterans and military families. The deputy director of the USA gave a rousing address to all the men and women in uniform, past and present, who have served our country. All the members and tournament participants rose to stand in applause.
The epitome of a perfect occasion for veterans combines outdoor recreation, camaraderie, a bit of competition or challenge, and a demonstration of gratitude for service to our country. In this way, the Capital Area Sporting Clay Shoot is an event that Freedom Alliance is proud to be a part of.