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by Robert O’Shaughnessy
On August 2 the grey skies and occasional rain showers did not deter the runners and walkers who came to Bluff Point State Park to support America’s Warriors in a Spartyka 5K.
The event was put together by Robert Hecker of Connecticut’s Honor and Remember with help from JB of radio station 94.9 News Now in Ledyard. Honor and Remember was created to promote a nationally recognized flag that’s a visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms. All Military lives lost, not only in action, but also in service, from our Nation’s inception.
The Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K is one of the ways to honor and thank the brave men and women in the United States Military, while also raising funds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a national nonprofit organization supporting wounded veterans.
The over 100 runners and walkers had a great time despite the weather and welcomed runners and walkers (competitive and leisure) of all ages to come to the next event. Schedules of upcoming evens can be found at the Honor and Remember website http://www.honorandremember.org