Monroe — VFW Post 7511 and its Auxiliary are hosting its first-ever virtual Flags for our Fallen memorial run, according to a press release.
The event is being held on the Post 7511 Facebook page at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 22, honoring veterans who have lost their lives while serving in the U.S. Military.
"This year's event is about perseverance and resilience," Flags for our Fallen Committee Chair Eric Ciocco said in the release. "It's our duty to recognize and honor the veterans who have died while defending our freedom and we are thrilled to extend that honor to our Gold Star families. We invite our community members to register and participate in this virtual event proudly. Your support directly furthers Post 7511's mission of serving veterans in need today and every day."
Commander Terry Stinson and post member Casi Fisher will sing the National Anthem, followed a brief address by Monroe Mayor Geoffrey Thomas and a few words from Gold Star Mothers representative DeEtte Wood.
The Flags for our Fallen 5K is traditionally held on Memorial Day. This year’s event was delayed because of the restrictions of COVID-19.
Registration is $30. Kids under 12 can register for free, and race participants can run or walk their 5Ks anywhere they like.