Run to Remember September 11

 

As Americans, September 11th, 2001 is seared into our collective conscience as a nation. We watched in disbelief as the towers fell. As we move forward, we must never forget the lives of the civilians, first responders, police officers, firefighters and emergency services which were lost that day, in the towers, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

We must never forget the men and women who ran to join in our nation’s defense after that day either.

Our nation’s heroes, and their families, have continued to sacrifice to serve our country. We annually commemorate the lives that were lost on September 11th, 2001 by joining forces with the local community, fire departments, emergency services and police with a 5K Run to Remember. 

We want to remember and support those personnel who continue to struggle after their service. On average, 22 Veterans commit suicide every single day – almost one an hour. We need to take a stand to make a change now.

This year, This Able Veteran has been selected as the recipient of the funds raised for the run, to provide additional support to Veterans in need. Race day events will begin at 6 PM and will include: the 5K race, a guest speaker, a 3-volley gun salute, the playing of TAPS, a presentation of the colors, the National Anthem, and finally, an Invocation from a VA Chaplain.

We hope you are willing to join us as we run, walk and remember. If you are interested in being a sponsor of the race, please contact Ryan McKennedy at Ryan@thisableveteran.org

Friday, September 11, 2015
SIU Arena parking lot
Day of registrations only now (tshirts not guaranteed).
Registration begins: 4:30 pm; Race: 6 pm; Price: $22
Event includes 5K race, guest speakers, 3-volley gun salute, playing of TAPS, presentation of colors, national anthem, invocation

We thank those who have joined us as sponsors. We couldn’t do it without you!

Banterra Bank
Dirtbuster Car Wash
Laura Hughes Agency

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