YM/Sgt Elijah J. Lapinskes written 10/2/19
On August 9, 2019 our unit, Capital City Young Marines traveled to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and spent a weekend having tons of fun. We camped at Roan Mountain State Park, TN and hiked the beautiful area. We rode horses and visited the Hebron Rock Colony falls. While traveling in and out of North Carolina and Tennessee we had plenty of time on the road, in our van or “toaster” as we called it. We had plenty of opportunities to talk and get to know each other better. The mountains offered up lots of good views and prompted us to stop talking and enjoy where we were.
We concluded the fantastic trip with a four hour drive back to Raleigh, filled with singing. Though the singing was sometimes intolerable, it brought us together. It gave us the comradery that makes us Capital City Young Marines, whether participating in a parade, doing PT, or when we're just riding in the “toaster”. The life lasting friendships Young Marines offers is second to none. I can truly say I am as proud as anyone to be a part of my unit and The Young Marines.
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