The 2nd Annual Memorial Bridge 5k honors servicemen this October 11th
Last year the 1st Annual ISM Memorial Bridge 5K kicked off with an impressive 886 registrants, and raised over $32,000 to benefit Prescott Park and the Seacoast Community School, two local non-profit organizations. This Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday October 11th, the 2nd Annual ISM Memorial Bridge 5K Road Race returns celebrating the landmark bridge and honoring our community’s veterans, active duty and military reservist. With that in mind, the Prescott Park Arts Festival and Seacoast Community School have made this growing tradition completely free to all military personnel; retired, active duty and reservist.
“This road race is as symbolic of our gratitude for the sacrifice and commitment that our military men and woman have given as it is an opportunity for runners to come together and honor their community. The fellowship of this tradition brings the park to life one final time until next season.” exclaims Ben Anderson, Executive Director of the Prescott Park Arts Festival.
Free registration to all veterans, active duty and reservists is made possible with the support of Long Term Care Partners. "As a federal contractor serving the uniformed services population, both active and veterans, LTC Partners understands well the sacrifices these men and women and their families make so that we may enjoy the political and economic freedoms we do today," said Paul Forte, CEO of LTC Partners. "We are proud to sponsor race entries for veterans, active duty, and reservists free of charge for this wonderful community event.”
The 2nd Annual ISM Memorial Bridge 5K Road Race is made possible with the generous support and sponsorship from local businesses including Interventional Spine Medicine, Long Term Care Partners, Wilcox Industries, Atlantic Orthopedics, York Hospital, Rockhouse Media Group, PAX World Investments, HM Payson, Jim Collins of Blue Water Mortgage, The Rubber Group, Federal Savings Bank, Piscataqua Landscaping, Kittery Trading Post, Elements Massage, Georgetown Bank, Runners Alley, Atlantic Parking Services and Madden Realtors.
This Columbus Day weekend, the 5K will start on Badger's Island in Kittery, ME. The runners will cross over the Memorial Bridge into New Hampshire completing a 3.1 mile loop through Portsmouth’s historic South End, concluding in Prescott Park. Post-race, there is a free Kids' Fun Run around Prescott Park that is open to all children. All registered runners will receive discounted entry and a free drink ticket for Prescott Park Arts Festival’s 25th Annual WHEB Chili Cook-Off and Strawbery Banke’s NH Fall Festival immediately following the race from 11:30am until the Chili is gone.
All proceeds from the race benefit the Prescott Park Arts Festival and Seacoast Community School quality early childhood and school-age programs, creating school-readiness. To learn more, contact the Festival at (603)-436-2848, or visit www.prescottpark.org. Seacoast Community School can be reached at (603)-422-8223, or www.seacoastcommunityschool.org
Founded in 1967, CCCC is a not-for-profit organization serving all families in the seacoast with quality early learning and before & after school programs across Portsmouth and in Greenland. Its early childhood education programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Visit www.seacoastcommunityschool.org, or call 603-422-8223.
Prescott Park Arts Festival, a non-profit organization, is the Seacoast’s premier outdoor performing arts venue, offering a uniquely accessible experience of high quality live theater and music -- no fixed admissions fees -- in an idyllic natural setting.
For more information contact Ben Anderson at (603)-436-2848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The 2nd Annual Memorial Bridge 5k honors servicemen this October 11th
As we prepare to vote on military sexual assault in the coming days, I can’t stop thinking about this fact: There were 26,000 instances of sexual assault in our military a year ago – and 50% of female victims said they didn’t report the crime because they believed that nothing would be done.
We have to remove this stain from one of our nation’s proudest institutions.
I’ve worked closely with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to develop the Military Justice Improvement Act to address this most fundamental failure: our broken system leaves victims with nowhere to turn because they fear they won’t be taken seriously or could face retaliation.
Our legislation creates transparency by taking the decision to prosecute outside the chain of command. This straightforward, common sense change will end the cycle of sexual assault and fear. Help us pass it.
Our military’s traditions of honor and respect are too important to continue to be plagued by this issue.
All the men and women who volunteer to protect our country deserve to know it will protect them. They need to know that if they come forward with a report, their cases will be handled fairly and impartially.
We strengthen our military when victims of sexual assault have the confidence to come forward and report crimes, and we remove fear and stigma from the process.
We strengthen our military when we are able to deliver fair and impartial justice on behalf of victims.
CONCORD, NH - Karen Testerman, Republican candidate for the United States Senate, exposed Jeanne Shaheen for supporting the "bipartisan" budget bill, which cuts veterans' benefits. Jeanne Shaheen is making an appearance at defense contractor BAE Systems to advocate for the bill this morning.
"Real support for veterans goes beyond having a 'Support Our Troops" bumper sticker," Testerman said. "This budget deal attacks veterans' benefits by reducing their cost of living increases every year. This will take away about $83,000 from a typical enlisted member who retires at age 40 after 20 years' service and $124,000 from a typical officer retiring at age 42 after 20 years' service.
"Jeanne Shaheen's website says she "has worked for fair treatment of American veterans' and 'has supported New Hampshire's soldiers.' It is time for her to resume that work for our veterans and future veterans. She should start by protecting the benefits promised to our servicemen and servicewomen and oppose this wrongheaded budget deal."
A NOTE FROM KAREN
SO THIS IS HOW WE TREAT THOSE WHO SACRIFICE SO MUCH
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This morning, Jeanne Shaheen will visit defense contractor BAE Systems, in Nashua where she will call for Senate support of the "bipartisan" budget bill, which cuts veterans' benefits.
Real support for veterans goes beyond having a 'Support Our Troops" bumper sticker. This budget deal attacks veterans' benefits by reducing their cost of living increases. This will take away about $83,000 for a typical enlisted member who retires at age 40 after 20 years' service and $124,000 from a typical officer retiring at age 42 after 20 years' service.
Jeanne Shaheen's website says she "has worked for fair treatment of American veterans' and 'has supported New Hampshire's soldiers.' It is time for her to resume that work for our veterans and future veterans. I suggest she start by protecting the benefits promised to our servicemen and servicewomen and oppose this wrongheaded budget deal.
Senator Kelly Ayotte issued a statement "that she cannot support the budget agreement that was announced Tuesday because it fails to address the biggest drivers of our nation's skyrocketing debt but instead pays for more federal spending by cutting retirement benefits for active duty and military retirees by $6 billion."
Contact your Senators today. Remember, it is important to thank them when they support your positions as well as to ask them to change their vote when you disagree. Your voice makes a difference.
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