Friday, September 13, 2013

9/11 Heroes Run; Vietnam Veterans Retires After 42 Years Of Service: Free Bulletproof Vests For LEO's

"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier." Gen. Colin Powell

9/11 Heroes Run

The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the heroes of 9/11 and in the wars since including veterans, first responders---civilian and military.

Locations can be found by visiting The Travis Manion Foundation. Register at the 9/11

This Sunday, September 15, 2013, a 5K + 1 mile fun run/walk will take place in Doylestown, PA. There will be an opening ceremony at 1 pm. The race will start at 2 pm.

Vietnam Veterans Retires After 42 Years Of Service

Army Master Sgt. Richard Hitchens joined the Army at 16 years of age. He enlisted with a doctored birth certificate. In 1968, he was awarded the Bronze Star with valor for his actions during a firefight.

After finishing his service, he didn't reenlist. He returned home. In 1977, a friend, who was in the Delaware National Guard, asked him if he'd think about joining. Hitchens joined and never looked back. In 2009, he was deployed to Iraq.

On September 7, 2013, MSgt. Hitchens finally retired, the last active member of the DNG who served in Vietnam.

In his parting message to other soldiers, Hitchens said, "What you're doing now is probably going to be one of the greatest things that each and every one of you will do in your life...I'd hate to think where I would be, if I never put the uniform on."

Free Bullet Proof Vests

For those police officers unable to obtain bullet proof vests from DOJ's Bullet Proof Vests Partnership, they can still apply for vests from the Armor of God Project and/or the Adopt A Cop/Canine Program. Interested officers should contact: or the Officer Down Memorial Page.

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