Southeastern to host 24 hour walk/run for POW/MIA military awareness
Monday, September 16, 2019
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Office of Military and Veterans
Affairs is hosting a 24-hour walk/run to honor military prisoners of war and those
missing in action. Scheduled on the indoor track at Southeastern’s Pennington
Student Activity Center, the POW/MIA Walk/Run begins at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and
concludes Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m.
Southeastern’s LaVetCorps Navigator Erick R. Cambrelen-Morales said participants can volunteer 30 minutes of their time to walk or run the track, while other volunteers are “sounding off” the names of military heroes. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, he said.
“The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and honor the POW/MIAs who never came home,” Morales explained. “They were someone’s child, parent, or sibling, so we must honor their bravery. It is important we never forget the hardships these brave men and women endured to secure our freedom.”
Volunteers can register to participate on line at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844a9aa23a0f58-powmia.
For more information, contact Morales at Erick Cambrelen.Morales@la.gov.