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9th Annual Pat’s (Shadow) Run/Walk

header.1The 9th Annual Pat’s Run will return on Saturday, April 20, 2013, as more than 35,000 runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators from across the country will unite to Run, Walk and Honor in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Last year’s run sold out in early April and registration already is ahead of pace.

The 4.2 mile run/walk is symbolic of the #42 jersey Pat wore at ASU. Through a partnership with the ASU Alumni Association, Pat’s Run Shadow Runs will be held nationwide spanning from Portland to New York, and many cities in between. Check the list of 30 cities hosting Shadow Runs for one near you.

Pat’s Run Shadow Runs are casual, fun runs held in community parks and recreational areas. Register online and select the Shadow Run team representing the city in which you wish to participate.

Shadow Run race shirts will be mailed directly to registered participants the week of Monday, April 15 to allow time for arrival prior to your Shadow Run.

For complete information and to register, visit patsrun.com. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the Valley’s most popular spring fitness event.

Invitation for a free showing of High Ground Movie

Green River Community College, Vet-Corps and Auburn VFW Post 1741 would like to invite you to a free showing of the movie HIGH GROUND and the inspiring story of 11 injured combat soldiers who make a miraculous journey to climb a 20,000 foot climb to a peak near Mount Everest.
This showing of the movie High Ground at theWHERE: Auburn Ave Theater

WHEN: Thursday, March 7th. Doors open at 6:30 and film the film will be shown at 7pm

Sponsored by GRCC – VetCorp and Auburn VFW Post 1741.

If you would like to take a peak of the movie trailer please click here

One Less Mountain Benefit for Veterans

“I’m not a veteran, but I value their contribution and want to do something that helps them out,” local entrepreneur PJ Glassey explained, when we asked him about an upcoming benefit he’s promoting for a new veterans-assistance group. “Veterans are the reason we are still a free country. While we all may not agree with all the various wars we get involved with, we can all agree that our soldiers are serving us to the point of risking their lives and that means a lot to me.”

The show Glassey – son of a Vietnam veteran as well as owner of X-Gym on Harbor Avenue- is promoting is coming up June 16th atYoungstown Cultural Arts Center in North Delridge, a “hypnosis/comedy” performance by Joe Black. Glassey says, “This event is kind of a ‘kickoff’ for the brand-new organization One Less Mountain, which helps veterans when they get home so they can cope, make the transition to civilian life and find the resources needed to make that switch.

Read more on the West Seattle Blog…

UW Joint Service Review

On 5/24 Commander Ray Fairbanks presented  Steven Cazales with the VFW award. On Friday 6/8 Steven, a senior,  will be receiving his commission as a 2nd LT in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence officer. Congratulations go to him on his success and we at the Post hope he has a bright future in the U.S. Army.

USO Happy Hour for Veterans Sponsored by Regency Newcastle and The Golf Club at Newcastle

Monday, May 21, 2012  4:00pm until 6:00pm

Regency Newcastle Senior Living Center and The Golf Club at Newcastle sponsor a “Happy Hour” for Veterans. All are welcome, but we buy a couple of drinks for the Vets! If you are a Vet, you are welcome, let us know what branch and vehicle, boat, ship, plane, copter or IKEA desk you used during your service! If you support and appreciate our veterans you are welcome to come and thank one! Vets from WW2 to Afghanistan will be in attendance.

Pat’s Run

Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Held annually in April at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium, the event attracts more than 35,000 participants, volunteers and spectators from across the country. Together they Run, Walk and Honor Pat’s legacy while raising important funds to support the programs created to pay tribute to his commitment to leadership and service.

If you are unable to participate in the 8th Annual Pat’s Run in Tempe on Saturday, April 21, 2012, you can still Run, Walk and Honor. Proceeds from Pat’s Run directly support the Tillman Military Scholars program.

Through a partnership with the ASU Alumni Association, Pat’s Run Shadow Runs will be held in cities across the country on or near April 21.

Pat’s Run Shadow Runs are casual, fun runs held in community parks, schools and recreational areas. Register online and select the Shadow Run team representing the city you wish to participate in.

For those interested click for more information about the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Vashon Island and the Vietnam War

In October the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum opened an exhibit about Vashon and the Vietnam War.  It was dedicated to the 12 soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.  It will be open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 pm.  This exhibit ends February 19, 2012 (2 more months).
**Sgt. Chris Gaynor from the 9th Infantry Division, 22nd Infantry Regiment put this exhibit together and is the curator. He was in III Corps area circa 1967.