Big Pine Walk for Veterans

Big Pine Honoring Veterans July 4th

June 9, 2016
Submitted by Rosemarie Todd, Big Pine Auxiliary President

The Big Pine American Legion, Auxiliary, and Civic Club are joining together to sponsoring a “Walk for Veterans” on Monday, July 4th, at Mendenhall Park in Big Pine.

The purpose of this Walk is to raise awareness about the crucial issues facing America’s veterans and their families. Traumatic brain injuries have become a signature wound of the Global War on Terrorism and up to 20 percent of the men and women who served in Iraq or Afghanistan are believed to experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Veterans still have difficulty receiving health care in a timely manner and many have been waiting years to have their disability claims resolved. There are approximately 4000 veterans in Inyo and Mono County. We owe it to those who served our country to never forget their sacrifice and devotion. We are walking for those who marched for us.

The registration fee of $25.00 for the walk includes a T-shirt and breakfast. Registration will begin at 6:30 am then the 2-mile Walk will start at 7:30 in Mendenhall Park and make a loop back to the park. Proceeds will go to support the efforts of Veterans Helping Veterans in Inyo and Mono County.

Pre-registration forms are available from the Big Pine American Legion Post Commander Rick Field 760 263-4150 or Auxiliary President Rose Todd at 760-938-2911.

Comfortable walking shoes and water are recommended. Breakfast will be served at the park beginning at 8:00 am. If you are unable to participate in the Walk, please come and join us for breakfast for only a $5.00 donation.

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to honor those who have made the sacrifices to provide the freedom that so many Americans take for granted!

Walk For Veterans
Pictured left to right: Bud Jasper Civic Club, Rosemarie Todd Auxiliary, Rick Fields Post Commander, from Veterans Helping Veterans Peter Peters and Dan Stone.