The Elks Lodge #497 hosted Thanksgiving Day dinner for a group of young marines on Pensacola Beach this year. As you can see from the photos below, they finally succumbed to my persuasive powers about being photographed! Click on the photos to enlarge and you'll see some great smiles.
I want to thank each and every one of these beautiful young people for making the choice to help protect our nation. Most of them were far away from home on this holiday which is all about family and they are true heroes to me for the sacrifices they are making! I hope we have been able to show them in some small way how much we appreciate them.