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Next Generation Veterans – Ruck March
September 22 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am$20
The NextGen Veterans organization is hosting a “Ruck March” on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The six (6) mile ruck (walk with a ruck/backpack) will begin and end at Riverside Park, near the entrance to Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary.
Participants will pay a $20 registration fee and are asked to donate between 15-30 pounds of non-perishable food items, which they will carry in a ruck/backpack during the “ruck march.”
For those who would like to participate but are unable to carry 15-20 pounds, please feel free to drop off your non-perishables at registration prior to the start time.
Active Duty Military and ROTC – with the proper identification, we will waive your $20 registration fee.
Sponsorships: If you would like to be a sponsor, we are looking for donations to cover the registration fees for veterans and volunteers.
All event proceeds will go directly to:
1. The Upward American Veterans (UAV) program helps veterans who are struggling financially by helping them in time of need.
2. The Iraq/Afghanistan, “Words From War” monument is a memorial for those who served in the global war on terror, who paid the ultimate price and to honor those who have served. It is a way to honor them for generations to come.
3. All food proceeds will go to The Food Pantry of Indian River County.
About Next Generation Veterans: NextGen is a group for local veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and other recent conflicts and the people who support them. We meet at Vero Beach Veterans the 2nd Monday of the Month at 6:00 pm. If you know any veterans who served during Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn or any operation after 1990, please invite them to our group. We also accept the families of young veterans. Watch the posts for upcoming events/meetings.