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– From the Office of Rep. Denny Heck
“The City of Yelm will host a free 5K run, walk, bike on the Friday before Memorial Day to remember service members who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This will be the city’s first Memorial Day event.
The event will kick off with opening remarks from Congressman Denny Heck D-Washington before creating a circle of remembrance where names of fallen service members will be read.”
Click here to register, scroll to drop down box for “Location to Walk or Run,” select “Washington, Yelm.”
– About “wear blue: Run to Remember”
“Every year, wear blue hosts community gatherings across the country on the morning of Memorial Day. These events begin with a Circle of Remembrance where the names of fallen service members are spoken aloud. Afterward, we unite as a living memorial for the fallen service members by committing purposeful miles with a self-paced run or walk. By setting aside a small portion of our morning, we show our gratitude and remembrance for the courage, heroism, and sacrifice of the men and women who have given all.
Who is invited?
We invite every American to come together on Memorial Day.”