More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in a 5k walk, run, and roll organized to honor the nation’s veterans and raise awareness for veterans issues and programs this Saturday, November 10, at Castle Island in South Boston.
The Run to Honor Veterans will be hosted by Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a nonprofit charity that supports veterans, and will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Independence. The race represents an opportunity to give thanks to those who served and remind us all of the issues faced every day by ill and injured veterans across the country.
Onsite registration for the race will open at 8:00 a.m. Participants can also register in person at the Packet Pickup, which will take place on Friday, November 9 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Boston Bowl at 820 Morrissey Blvd in Dorchester. The event is open to veterans, active military members, their families, and community members who support veterans. For more details about the event, visit http://www.dav5k.org/events/boston/.
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with 1.3 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U. S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.