CALGARY, ALBERTA, Jun 20 (MARKET WIRE) —
In a display of solidarity for the fallen and wounded troops, hundreds of
troops serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, ran Loops for the Troops June
19, prior to Calgary’s run that kicked off today at North Glenmore Park.
For the second year of the third-annual event, the Canadian Forces
participated in the run overseas to support the event that links the
Canadian Forces with the public in recognition of the sacrifices troops
have and continue to make in the name of freedom.
“We had another successful run and want to thank all of the
community members and troops at home and abroad who raised money for,
donated to, volunteered and ran for Loops for the Troops,” said
Michael Hornburg, Executive Director, Loops for the Troops. “We are
proud to help raise awareness and appreciation for the military and
remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
The run began at 9 a.m. today at North Glenmore Park where participants
ran or walked the one, five or 10-kilometre routes.
The main beneficiary this year is the Calgary Soliders’ Memorial, a
memorial that will list the name of soldiers killed while serving with
the Regiments during times of war. The R.A.U.S.I. Foundation, who within
their mandate of Building a Bridge between Military and Civilian
Communities, partners with Loops to provide significant support to the
local military, veterans and their families; in addition to honouring the
fallen, preserving history and encouraging youth through a number of
Loops for the Troops is founded in Corporal Nathan Hornburg’s memory who
was born on Father’s Day and killed in combat in September 20007. The run
honours all fallen and wounded from the Canadian Forces and First
Response Services who dedicate their lives to freedom.
For more information visit www.loopsforthetroops.ca
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