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American Legion Post 46

Walk for Veterans

American Legion Walk for Veterans

American Legion, Morehead City, Post 46 sponsors an Awareness Walk for Veterans each year. In addition to raising public awareness of important issues facing veterans and their families, information packets provided highlight local, state, and national programs that Post 46 actively supports.

In 2015 the American Legion National Commander instituted this awareness walk to highlight the need for continued support for our nation’s veterans. Since then, thousands of veterans, their family members and concerned citizens have participated and become more aware of issues facing todays veterans and have become more involved in helping veterans through local programs and by contacting their congressional representatives and asking for their support on bills that help veterans.

As stated in the American Legion North Carolina Bulletin, January 2017, An estimated 20 veterans a day commit suicide. Traumatic brain injuries have become a signature wound of the Global War on Terrorism. 20 percent of the men and women who served in Iraq or Afghanistan are believed to experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We believe in a strong VA health care system, one that is worth preserving. We owe it to those who served our country to never forget the sacrifice and devotion. We are walking for those who have marched for freedom. Many are no longer able to do so for themselves.

Please visit our Calendar/Events page for the next scheduled walk.

Color Guard

The Color Guard from Coast Guard Sector Fort Macon posting the Colors during the opening ceremony of the 2016 walk.

 

2017 Walk for Veterans

2017 Post 46 advertises the Walk for Veterans during the Carteret County Veterans Day Parade.

 

Walk for Veterans

2018 Walk for Veterans at Pine Knoll Shores. Mayor Ken Jones (far left, blue shirt with flag in hand) returns with other participants from the .9 mile walk through the Maritime Forest covered streets of PKS.

Master Sargent Marvin in Jeep

2018 Retired USMC Master Sargent Marvin Haas a WWII, Korean, and Vietnam War Veteran gets to ride (having served in three wars, he has walked enough).

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