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Honoring Heroes: Join Us for the Rucks on Main Veteran's Day March


In every community, there are individuals who have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedom and uphold our values. On Veteran's Day, we come together to honor and celebrate these heroes who have selflessly served our nation. This year, we invite you to join us for the "Rucks on Main Veteran's Day March," an event that promises to be a powerful tribute to our veterans.

The Spirit of Veterans Day:

Veterans Day is not just another holiday. It's a day when we acknowledge the bravery and dedication of those who have served in the armed forces. It's a day when we remember the sacrifices made by these men and women to ensure our safety and uphold our democratic principles.

The "Rucks on Main" March:

The "Rucks on Main" Veteran's Day March is more than just a 10k; it's an opportunity to give back to others. Marchers will fill their rucksacks with UP TO 40lbs of non-perishable food items to be donated to Operation Feeding Temple. Marchers will complete a 6-mile route through downtown and historic neighborhoods in North Temple.

What Sets This March Apart?

  1. Rucksack March: The event name comes from the term "rucksack," which is military jargon for a backpack. Participants are encouraged to wear rucksacks filled with food as they march, symbolizing the weight our veterans carry in their service. It's a small way for us to experience a fraction of what they've endured.

  2. Inclusivity: The "Rucks on Main" March welcomes veterans, active-duty military personnel, their families, and community members of all ages. It's a gathering that reflects the diversity and unity of our community.

  3. Community Support: This event is an opportunity for our community to show our unwavering support for veterans and those in need. It's a chance to shake hands, express our gratitude, and say "thank you" to those who have served and continue to serve.

How You Can Participate:

  1. March: If you're a veteran or active-duty military personnel, consider joining the march. It's a powerful way to represent your service and connect with fellow veterans.

  2. Bring Your Family: This event is family-friendly. Please bring your children, parents, and friends to show your support for our veterans.

  3. Spectate and Applaud: If marching isn't your thing, come out to route and cheer for the participants. Your presence alone makes a difference.

  4. Donate or Volunteer: Many Veteran's Day events rely on donations and volunteers. Check with the event organizers to see if they need support in these areas.


The "Rucks on Main Veteran's Day March" is more than just a 10K; it's an opportunity for our community to unite in gratitude and appreciation for the veterans who have served our nation. Let's make this year's event a memorable and meaningful celebration of our heroes.

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