Tents for Troops founder Charlie Curry signs up Judy La Porta's Little Oaks Campground, Cape May, N.J., as U.S. Marine Sgt. Benjamin Harrelson looks on

Tents for Troops (T4T) has created a petition on the White House ‘We the People’ website asking President Barack Obama to issue an executive order compelling all federal parks and recreation areas to allow complimentary camping for both active military and active reserves, a program that’s already in effect at a number of private campgrounds across the United States.

Examiner.com reported that T4T believes that those who are charged with protecting and preserving the constitution and people of the United States “against all enemies, foreign and domestic” should not have to pay in order to enjoy access to federal lands. As a consequence the charity is urging the president to allow a minimum of two nights of free camping for serving personnel, reserves and their immediate families, providing space is available.

Tents for Troops need 25,000 signatures by May 1, 2012, for this petition to be actioned by the current administration and they are asking RVers and recreation enthusiasts for help. To add your support for this initiative – and for the US military – simply head over to the “We the People” website and back the petition.

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