Thank you to everyone who found a way over the last week to help the III community. Whether you helped Sandman, sent some bucks to help get the T.O.C. project rolling, or bought a stack of III Militia Patches for your uniform & gear - thank you.
If you donated to the T.O.C. you can count on being commemorated, in some way, on the vehicle. It may be nothing but your first name painted on a fender, but we believe people who care enough to participate should be thanked for that assistance.
So, at least for a while, I'm going to quit hammering you to pick a cause and drop some money in a bucket. The III simply can't continue to operate in a manner that when funds are needed for X, we stick our hands out and beg. I'm usually the one with my hand out, and it sucks. We usually get our projects done - but it still sucks. We're going to work that out.
It's a pretty weekend, great for practicing your CQB, or running Buddy Drills with your guys, or teaching the kids the value of the 1911 over all other pistol designs, evah. ;)
I am going to put the III Militia patch link below for two reasons: Per Sandman, without the word Militia on our clothing when facing FedGov, we are "unauthorized combatants". No, FedGov isn't going to shoot us any more slowly or prosecute us any less for wearing the tab - but there is always value in doing things right. The second reason, which is much, much more important, is to continue to show our new Organized Militia that we stand with them. There is no "Us" and "Them" - it's just Patriots.