East County Veterans invites you to honor and celebrate Armed Forces Day in our community by participating in our Annual event; “Walk for a Warrior” walk a thon May 18th Saturday. Begin collecting pledges which will benefit services and programs for our Veterans transitioning back to our community, assisting the families of our military and sending support to our Troops. Collect any amount, we will send you your “Walkers packet” with your sponsor forms and information, walk is approximately 2 miles, we will begin from 2nd & “L”, to `10th street and return to the Veterans Resource Center, email me for your ‘walkers packet’.
This event will take place at our new Veterans Resource Center 1023 2nd & “L” Street, Antioch. 925.206.4113.
9:00 Registration & continental breakfast
10:00 opening ceremony
10:30 Walking begins
11:30 return to center – walkers and donors will receive a free BBQ
12:00 raffles, acknowledgements, music & fun!
PRIZES TO THE TOP 5 WALKERS WITH THE HIGHEST PLEDGES!!
History on Armed Forces – In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May.
First observed on 20 May 1950, the day was created on 31 August 1949, to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches – the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard – following the consolidation of the military services in the U.S. Department of Defense. It was intended to replace the separate Army-, Navy-, Air Force-, Marine Corps- and Coast Guard Days, but the separate days are still observed, especially within the respective services.
The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday. Help us make this a wonderful annual event in our community. Please join us, bring your flags and pictures of your family member who proudly served, let’s “Walk for a Warrior” and show our appreciation. Thank you.
Josie Monaghan ~ CEO Founder
Proud Mother of a Combat Veteran Marine / First Responder
To download a copy of the event flyer, click here.