Tents for Troops created a petition on the White House’s “We the People: site asking President Obama to issue an executive order compelling parks/recreation areas on all federal lands to allow free camping for active military and active reserves. We need 25,000 signatures by May 1, 2012, to elevate this request to the administration and we’re asking for your help.

Please visit our petition at http://wh.gov/nL8. In order to sign it you must register with your name and email address and must confirm your email address via a confirmation email message from the site. Once registered you may add your name to the support of this request. Feel free to share this link with everyone you know and encourage them to support our troops in this small but significant way.

Together our voice is loud and clear:

“We believe the Obama Administration should…’

Issue an exec order compelling parks/rec areas on all federal lands to allow free camping for active military, reserves.

Our troops — active members of the military and active reserves — should not have to pay in order to enjoy the federal lands they are fighting to protect.

President Obama, please issue an executive order compelling parks and recreation areas on all federal lands to allow a minimum of two nights of free camping for active military, reserves and their immediate families, providing space is available.

Reservations would be required at all parks. This includes Nat’l and U.S. Forest Service Parks, BLM lands, RV parks/campgrounds owned by the military, and more.

Complimentary access to our national lands, the joys that a camping/RV vacation can provide, helping build and restore family bonds and make memories that last a lifetime is one small but significant way we can say ‘thank you for your service’.

Please visit http://wh.gov/nL8 and support our troops today. It’s one way we can make a difference to those that serve.