MAF Joins Community 5k “Walk to Remember” Event to Honor Fallen Elk Grove Soldier
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|| CONTACT: Danny Gonzalez
|April 6, 2017
||(714) 926 – 6189
Move America Forward Joins Community 5k “Walk to Remember” Event to Honor Fallen American Soldiers Including Local Elk Grove Hero
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Move America Forward (MAF) announced today that they will be participating in a local community event to honor troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The Eighth Annual Walk to Remember is a 5k course organized by the family of fallen local hero SFC Bryan E. Hall of Elk Grove, Calif. who gave his life in combat in Iraq in 2009 along with 4 other American troops. The family now holds the event every year to remember their beloved Bryan and raise money for a Memorial Scholarship in his name.
“We are honored and excited to be invited to take part in this great community event to honor our fallen heroes” said Scott Raab, Outreach Director, Move America Forward. “We will be walking the 5k ourselves and encouraging our local Sacramento volunteers to come out and participate in this great event. Without heroes like Army SFC Bryan Hall who give their lives to defend our freedoms, we wouldn’t be able to live in the greatest and most prosperous country in human history, the United States of America. We are honored and humbled to support the family of Bryan Hall.” said Raab.
Betty Hall is the mother of fallen soldier Bryan and organizes the 5k every year. “While we honor Bryan and the four men who died that day, it is our focus to honor all veterans and those who are currently serving. It is important, and especially for young people, to understand, that freedom isn’t really free; there is a price that has to be paid by both the soldiers and their families they leave behind.”
Also attending will be US Navy pilot Louis Conter, who was is one of only six Pearl Harbor Survivors still living. Conter was aboard the USS Arizona when Pearl Harbor was bombed and he is coming to the event to meet with participants and sign autographs. The 5k walk is open to the public and proceeds are split between 2 Memorial Scholarship Funds, one of which is for the daughter of fallen soldier Bryan Hall.
Event Details for:
Walk to Remember 2017
Saturday April 8, 2017
5k Walk in Elk Grove Park
9950 Elk Grove-Florin Rd.,
Elk Grove, Calif. 95624
Check-in Starts at 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremony at 10:00 AM
Pre-registration starts at $25 on the website
Day-of Registration starts at $30 per participant
Group rates are available
Visit www.walktorememberbryanhall.com for pre-registration
To arrange an interview with event organizers and mother Betty M. Hall or any MAF spokesperson please contact MAF Communications Director, Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926 – 6189 or e-mail [email protected]
About Move America Forward
Move America Forward, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, based in Sacramento, supporting our troops and their missions in the war on terror. Move America Forward is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans and military families across the nation. To date, they have shipped over 375 tons of care packages to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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