Labor Day weekend should have found the park full, the sky clear and our programs very popular. Instead, it was cold, cloudy and rainy.
With the burn ban (no campfires) still in effect and the cold, rainy weather, the park wasn’t even full.
For our last weekend we had lots of fun programs planned. Of the 5 programs, we were only able to have 2 of them due to the weather.
We wanted to go out with a bang! We were a little disappointed.
Since then we have been busy with other projects.
We have about 15 different bulletin boards and other areas to posts our weekly program flyers so we have taken down the last flyer of the year and removed all the staples from the bulletin boards.
Our colorful This Week At Farragut flyer and tear-off sheets.
We also spent some time cleaning our office. It’s amazing how much stuff (all of it good stuff!) we accumulate during the season.
As you may know, Farragut State Park started out as the Farragut US Navel Training Station during WWII. Every year in September they have a reunion to remember the veterans that trained here. Everyone is welcome and there are lots of veterans from all branches. Last year, of the almost 300,000 veterans that trained here at Farragut, 12 returned. For some reason this year there wasn’t a count. Farragut was only in operation for 30 months during WWII.
It is a tradition for the veterans to hold this large flag while Anchors Away plays in the background.
Mark pointing to the 6 original camps.
Every year the park staff assures the WWII veterans that there will always be a yearly reunion here at Farragut.
They will not be forgotten.