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Veteran's Day 5K Run Benefits Our Troops

Operation Troop Appreciation celebrates and supports veterans and active duty service members every day of the year. But Veteran's Day weekend they do something extra special, a 5K fundraiser.


Operation Troop Appreciation celebrates and supports veterans and active duty service members every day of the year. But Veteran's Day weekend they do something extra special, a 5K fundraiser.

OTA's annual 5K race has been going on for 13 of the 15 years the organization has been in operation. This years' event was a tremendous success with the proceeds (waiting for amount) helping to send holiday care packages to active duty troops serving around the world. Every racer received a race shirt, but some runners decided to put their own spin on their racing attire.

The race was held at Hampton Community Park. The male and female winners each received a prize, while the kid with the best time was able to enjoy a complimentary apple pie.

The day concluded with everyone gathering for an American style buffet after the race where they shared stories of what Veteran's Day means to them.

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