JOIN US APRIL 24th, 2016 - AT OUR NEW LOCATION!!
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thank you to all who participated!
Arden Hills Army Training Site
***4761 Hamline Ave N, Arden Hills MN 55112***
Enter Hamline Gate #1
1/2 mile north of Highway 96 on Hamline Ave N
Pre-registration is now closed.
Day of Event registrations welcome!
Scoops for Troops is a family friendly event that brings civilians, veterans, and military families together in a shared spirit of patriotism.
The day begins with a 5K run/3K walk, and continues with an ice cream/food social. Many additional activities and attractions are provided throughout the day to round out the fun for all ages.
Scoops for Troops 2015 Highlights
2016 Special Guests
Team Members from Legacies Alive
will speak at the 5K/3K opening ceremony at noon.
What is Legacies Alive?
Legacies Alive (LA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization, strengthens and supports the families of our nation’s fallen
heroes and brings national awareness to the life and character of service
members who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Global War on
Terrorism. Founded by combat veterans, we feel a special connection
with these families and are especially committed to our cause.
Why do we do this? Our vision is for every American to be able to
answer the question, “What is a Gold Star Family?” and when they see a
Gold Star Flag hanging in the window of a home, they have an
appreciation for these families’ sacrifice and those of our fallen heroes.
Legacies Alive believes that we can turn this vision into a reality through
the following ways:
Legacy Projects. Legacies Alive recognizes that in addition to fighting for our freedom, every fallen hero was also part of their family and community. We work alongside these families to create Legacy Projects, which are permanent memorials, that not only celebrate these heroes’ sacrifice, but also who they were as members of their families and communities.
Legacy Challenges. Legacies Alive knows that in order to inspire others and spread national awareness to its cause, it must be willing to go to great lengths and make sacrifices that are seemingly impossible. This is why we sponsor Legacy Challenges, extreme physically and mentally demanding awareness events.
Legacy Events. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan end, the support for Gold Star Families has begun to wane. With many members of the Legacies Alive team having served in these wars, we refuse to let this trend continue. To foster a mutual support base among Gold Star Families, we host Legacy Events to bring these families together and let them know that they are not alone.
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