Friday, May 25, 2012

On This Memorial Day Weekend...

A timely reminder.


On Monday, Memorial Day, I will be participating in the City of Laguna Hills Half Marathon. It's not only a chance for me to run a beautiful 13.1 mile course, it's also a fundraiser for Dark Horse 3/5.

The City of Laguna Hills adopted the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, of the 1st Marine Division. This infantry battalion, nicknamed "DARKHORSE" is based out of Camp Pendleton. Marine Corps participation in the half marathon will increase from 15 Marines running last year to 45 running this year.  Laguna Hills City Council voted this year to name the race in honor of the city's adopted  USMC Battalion 3/5, Dark Horse Marines.  Additionally,  members from a new team of Marine wives called "Stroller Warriors Camp Pendleton" will be participating with their children in the other events. A $3.00 portion of each registration fee will be donated to the support group known as Team Dark Horse, a 501 ( c ) (3) organization. Visit their booth at the FINISH LINE EXPO to purchase 3/5 T-shirts, hats, water bottles, and other memorabilia. Donations are gladly being accepted to help the Committee fund the 3/5 Welcome Home Ball in June. Visit the 3/5 Official Website HERE!
I have friends and family that have served with Dark Horse, and I am proud to take part in any event that acknowledges their commitment, service and sacrifice.

While you are enjoying this Memorial Day weekend with friends and family, please take a moment to remember those who have given so much for this nation.