PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR 2ND ANNUAL 9-11 FREEDOM WALK
Submitted by Debbie Gregory, MilitaryConnection.com
About the America Supports You Freedom Walk
The America Supports You Freedom Walk was created in 2005 to establish a national tradition of remembrance of the lives lost on September 11, 2001, to renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country, and to honor our veterans, past and present.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (www.reaganlibrary.com) is joining forces with MilitaryConnection.com to bring to our city the second annual Simi Valley Freedom Walk on Tuesday, September 11th. Please join us as we remember the victims on the sixth anniversary of September 11th, and honor our troops and Veterans on our second annual walk.
4:15 p.m. Pre-program patriotic music; 1st Marine Division Band, United States Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton
5:00 p.m. Program begins, which includes…
- USS Ronald Reagan Honor Guard and Drill Team
- Captain Terry Kraft, Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan
- Corporal Leavey, Purple-Heart Recipient from Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Deena Burnett Baily, whose husband, Tom Burnett, was the ringleader of the small group of courageous men that fought back against the terrorists on United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
- F-18 Flyover
5:30 p.m. Walk begins – The 1.8 mile route will begin in the Reagan Library’s courtyard and will conclude at
Rancho Madera Community Park off of Wood Ranch Parkway.
6:00 p.m. Walk concludes. Light refreshments will be offered and Air National Guard Band of the Southwest will
provide post-program musical entertainment at the park. Complementary shuttle service will return the
participants to their cars at the Library.
To register, go to www.militaryconnection.com and click on “Simi Valley Freedom Walk”, or for more information, call 805-522-2977. The first 1,000 people who register for the walk will receive a free “Freedom Walk” t-shirt and an American flag.
The Reagan Library and MilitaryConnection.com would like to thank the following event sponsors:
Albertsons of Simi Valley; All American Audio Visual; Air National Guard of the Southwest, Arrowhead Water, The City of Simi Valley; Larry Borovay of Simi Valley; Command Performance, Office Depot of Simi Valley; Rebecca Kogen, Point Mugu Naval Air Base, The O’Green Family of Moorpark, The Red Cross of Ventura County, Simi Valley Sunrise Rotary, Simi Valley Rotary, Starbucks of Simi Valley, The Flag Factory, USMC Camp Pendleton’s First Marine Division Band, USS Ronald Reagan Honor Guard and Drill Team, Ventura County Star, Ventura Transit Systems.
Where: The courtyard of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA
For more information, visit www.americasupportsyou.mil.