There will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Camp Spehar on May 20th, 2012 from 11am to 7pm. If you’d like to attend, bring a side dish, and get ready to enjoy a great meal, because American Coachworks will be smoking 200lbs of meat. Bottled water and soft drinks will be provided by Coca Cola and Kentwood bottlers.
There will be a NSW Demonstration and static displays as well as distinguished local dignitaries and media. Apart from the dedication, they’ll be focusing on the good work being done by the Baton Rouge Division of the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets.
Camp Spehar is dedicated to the memory of Nicholas Spehar. Spehar was a member of Navy SEAL Team Six and was killed in Afghanistan. With support from both the NRD (Naval Recruiting District NAS/JRB Belle Chasse) and the community of current and former Navy SEALs as well as the current UDT Foundation what started as a way to train Sea Cadets has now become a viable training option for ANY and ALL who express the desire to become PROFESSIONAL “operators.”
Camp Spehar will facilitate that by providing a Naval Special Warfare Training Center for working with the Sea Cadets, Civil Air Patrol, and Young Marines, continuing to work with the Department of Homeland Security and the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. Camp Spehar will also offer packages for Weekend Warrior Camp or Weekend Warrior Group Training for corporate leadership, team-building and training.
Back in February, Cdr. Norman Soren described his vision for Camp Spehar:
Now that his vision has come to fruition, join him at KJ Camp Singing Waters in Holden, which is the home of Camp Spehar, for the ribbon cutting – it will be a fun day for the whole family!
Note: The poem on the image is ”Invictus” by William Ernest Henley