Hundreds gathered this morning in Glens Falls, New York to march in support of those who couldn’t spend Christmas with their families in the states. The 12th Annual Christmas Eve Road March displayed dozens of military families and their friends on a 3.2 mile walk through the Glens Falls area.
Event planner and retired NY Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Art Coon said, “Since this is our 12th annual event, it means we have marched about 50 miles (about four miles each year), which seems like a pretty decent milestone.” Those attending this year’s event will have opportunities to win awards like in previous years but more importantly, have a chance to donate money to lower postage costs for sending goods to our men and women overseas.
“We will have the same awards [this year],” he said. “Largest care package donation, furthest traveler, heaviest backpack, largest group, largest family, and will collect not only items to ship to deployed soldiers but will pass a combat boot to receive postage donations.”
To learn more about the Annual Christmas Eve Road March, visit their Facebook event page HERE.