By Jaymie Weber, Quartermaster, Monroe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7511.
Monroe VFW Post 7511 is excited to host the second annual Flags for our Fallen, a family-friendly 5-kilometer walk/run event that takes place on Memorial Day weekend at 9:30 am, Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Lake Tye Park in Monroe.
The event includes a welcoming message from Monroe Mayor Geoffrey Thomas, a speech by Monroe VFW Post 7511-member Nick Jacobson, a bagpipe performance by Monroe Police Department Sgt. Brian Johnston, a 5-kilometer run around Lake Tye, concessions and vendor area.
Presentations will begin at 9:30 am, with the walk/run starting promptly at 10:00 am.
Whether walking, running, pushing a stroller, or just spending time with us at Lake Tye, this is an event for everyone. Especially families.
Instilling a strong sense of patriotism in our youth is such an important part of the VFW mission, and sharing the true meaning of Memorial Day with our young ones is a wonderful way to do that.
All funds raised during the event will support Post 7511 as it seeks to grow its membership base, help veterans and bolster its level of community outreach. The VFW is a national organization dedicated to helping veterans in need, serving communities and furthering patriotism, particularly among the youth.
Vendor and business sponsorship opportunities are available, with vendor booth space offered for a suggested donation of $50. A $500 business sponsorship assures business logo inclusion on printed materials and promotional items supporting the event. To be included in event advertising, sponsorships must be finalized no later than May 4, 2018.
Veteran-owned businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the event at no cost.
For more information, or to sign up as a runner/walker, please visit the event website at: https://www.flags4rfallen.com/.