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*Image info: David Tapper (left) and Jon Hicks (right).

Tapper-Hicks Freedom 5K Run/Walk

Added February 5, 2016

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the fourth annual Tapper-Hicks Freedom 5K Run/Walk will be held at American Legion post #311 in Atco, New Jersey. The event is held each spring in honor of PO1 (SEAL) David M. Tapper, USN and LCPL Jon T. Hicks, Jr., USMC. Money raised at the event will be used for their respective scholarship funds, as well as for The Waterford Township War Memorial Committee.

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LCpl Leon B. Deraps Memorial Scholarship Walk/Run

Added February 5, 2016

On May 6, 2006, Lance Corporal Leon B. Deraps of Jamestown, Missouri made the ultimate sacrifice for his country while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. To honor Leon, his family (longtime Marine Parents pack day volunteers), along with the Moniteau County C-1, Jamestown-area high school FFA, set up a scholarship fund in his name in late 2006. Since its foundation, the fund has awarded $1,000 scholarships to more than 30 Jamestown high school graduates.

Money for the scholarship fund is raised through an annual 5 mile walk/run/ride held in early May. First held in 2009, 2016 marks the event's seventh anniversary. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 am in Jamestown, MO.

To ensure you get your t-shirt, pre-register at www.LeonDeraps.net

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Run For the Fallen

Updated September 1, 2015
September 20 and 21, 2014 marked the 7th annual "Run For the Fallen" in Tampa, Florida. Tributes to Floridians who have given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan were displayed in Veteran's Memorial Park from September 14-21.

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Annual LCpl. Jeramy Ailes Memorial Fishing Derby & Scholarship Fundraiser

Updated September 1, 2015
The Annual LCpl. Jeramy Ailes Memorial Fishing Derby & Scholarship Fundraiser was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in memory of LCpl. Jeramy Ailes, who died November 15, 2004 while serving in Iraq.

Families and friends will be able to share in the art of fishing, spend time together and experiencing the same joy that Jeramy came to know as a child.

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Fourth Annual Jordan Beastean Remembrance Shindig

Fourth Annual Jordan Beastean Remembrance Shindig and Ride

Updated September 1, 2015
The Fourth Annual Jordan Beastean Remembrance Shindig and Ride will be held on October 17, 2015 in memory of LCpl. Jordan S. Bastean, who died October 23, 2011 while serving in Afghanistan.

This event will be a family fun day open to those who knew and loved Jordan and will be open to the support of the general public. The primary focus of the event is to raise funds that will be used to start a scholarship in Jordan's name at Pekin Community High School.

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"Remembering Our Fallen" Wall/Photo Exhibition Tribute

Updated September 1, 2015
The "Remembering Our Fallen" wall is a photo display sponsored by Bellevue University, located in Bellevue, Nebraska, that tours the country in honor of members of the military service who have died from wounds suffered in war zones since September 11, 2001.

In the Target wing of Columbia Mall in Missouri, from September 20 - October 4, MarineParents.com will host the "Remembering Our Fallen" exhibit which will include photos of and tributes to service members who have lost their lives since 9/11.

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3rd Annual LCpl. Layton Crass Memorial Bike Run

Added June 3, 2013
The third annual bike ride in memory of LCpl Layton Crass was held on July 21, 2013 in Richmond, IN. LCpl. Crass was killed in Afghanistan on June 14, 2008. This bike run was held to honor him, and his fellow warriors of 2nd Battalion/7th Marines who lost their lives or were wounded, in OIF 2007 and OEF 2008, and those who suffer from PTSD.

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