"We expect the walkers to enter Franklin about 6 PM on Saturday, August 19. They will travel Lincoln St to make a brief stop at the War Memorial on the Town Common and then proceed through town via Main St to East Central expecting to exit at 7 PM into Wrentham. There will be 8 to 9 walkers and supporters are invited to join in, but we must keep up the pace of the team for them to make their timelines. We hope that veterans, scout groups and town people will come out to support the walkers."
From the Warrior Thunder Facebook page:
"OUR WTFI ATHLETES ARE AT IT AGAIN!
NINE OF OUR AMAZING ENDURANCE ATHLETES WILL BE RUCKING 200 MILES (10 MILES FOR EVERY VETERAN WHO TAKES HIS/HER LIFE) ACROSS THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Oh, and they will be doing it nonstop over 3 days.
The transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, especially when dealing with injuries, illnesses, the scars of combat and loss of comrades. Those who have not served have a difficult time understanding this and bringing Veterans back into the community, while Veterans have a hard time sharing their stories and becoming part of the community that wants them.
This 200-mile ruck across Massachusetts will help raise awareness for the needs of Veterans, specifically, the need for them to become part of the community after service, the prevention of suicide and to raise charitable donations to support programs to help them.
We will start at Bates Memorial State Park and finish at Plymouth Rock Park.
Check out our route at the site below.
Grab all of your friends and meet us along the route in your town or any town and cheer us on. I mean, 200 miles, nonstop...come on.
Wave your flags, bring all your Veteran friends, bring ALL your friends, family, dogs ... even your mother in law (no we won't take her with us).
Check out our website (by clicking tickets above) for the route. We will post the times of each location we travel through. If you would like to be sponsor or want your group or town leaders to meet with us, please contact Darren Bean. (508) 244-9950 or email@example.com
We are proudly sponsored by Skeleton Optics, Cascade Designs, Petzl, The Cabby Shack and Reebok!! Thank you for supporting our Veterans and their Families."
|The Vet Ruck Walk will travel through Franklin Saturday, Aug 19|