Teams squared off in battle this weekend.

The troops fought it out to win bragging rights as best barbecue cooker at the Geronimo Veterans of Foreign Wars Post during an annual cookoff to raise funds.

As smoke filled the area, visitors and cookers helped by forking over cash for a worthy cause.

Proceeds from the cookoff go toward helping veterans and students with monetary needs. Scholarships will be provided as will relief for veterans, organizers said.

“It’s our major fundraiser,” VFW Chief Finance Officer Bill Owen said. “Money from this goes towards school scholarships as well as a veteran relief fund.”

What better way to support veteran organizations than to bond with them over succulent smoked brisket, ribs and chicken while offering a helping hand?

Veterans, many of them, put their lives on the line in battle to support the freedoms we enjoy in the comforts of our great nation. It should be no big challenge for us to support them whenever and however we can.

Those efforts can come in a number of forms — calling one of the local groups and finding out how to volunteer; keep an eye out for upcoming fundraisers; and send donations of all kinds to help with their causes.

After all, they’ve give so much for us and sacrificed a lot during their time of service, it’s the least we can do.

Our Voice is the opinion of the editorial board of the Seguin Gazette.

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