of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Tomah will welcome home the
nation’s newest Veterans — those who have served in Operation
Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) — at the
Second Annual Heroes’ Freedom Run Celebration Saturday, Oct. 3.
"Heroes Freedom Run" is open to the public and will be free
to all runners.
run/walk and a wheelchair race also are planned and are free.
The route will
circle the main buildings on the VA campus.
begins at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K cross-country run at 9 a.m., the
wheelchair race at 9:45 a.m. and the one-mile fun run/walk/roll at 10
The event also
will feature live music.
veterans who attend this event — whether participating in the run or
not — will be entered in a special drawing for some great prizes.
To receive a
free "Heroes’ Freedom Run" shirt on the day of the event,
participant registration forms must be received from OEF/OIF veterans
by Friday, Sept. 4.
pre-registration is necessary to participate.
participants can purchase the T-shirts.
registering, runners should provide their name, address, phone number,
how many will be attending (adults and children), and if they are a
veteran of OEF (Afghanistan) or OIF (Iraq).
home the nation’s newest Veterans and join the "Heroes’
Freedom Run" by wearing red, white and blue and cheering on the
veterans and runners.
call 608-372-1727, visit the Web site http://www.tomah.va.gov,
e-mail Laura.Bishop@va.gov or
send mail to Heroes’ Freedom Run, % Voluntary Services (135), VA
Medical Center, 500 East Veterans Street, Tomah, WI 54660.