Chasing Veterans for Charity – Done

On this warm and humid Saturday morning in Wake Forest the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187 of Wake Forest sent a bunch of people off on a run for their freedom (Freedom Run) to celebrate and support our veterans and active-duty military.

I don’t want to spoil it for you but the race started, a bunch of people ran around for a bit, got all sweaty, drank some water, and then returned from whence they came for a panting finish and a pat on the back.

Proceeds from the foot chase will be used to support Military Missions in Action, a North Carolina organization dedicated to assisting veterans with disabilities, members of the Armed Forces and their families, and the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which ensures that higher education is a possibility for children whose parents have been killed while serving our country.

Most notable was the 91-year-old WWII (D-Day +7) who brought up the tail end of the race. I wonder if he was a tail gunner in WWII? But then again probably not or he would have been facing the other way. Never mind. A super nice guy.

A 91-year-old WWII veteran finishes the race, pushed by a very fit but tired looking runner.
A 91-year-old WWII veteran finishes the race, pushed by a very fit but tired looking runner.

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