Attention, veterans

To the Editor:

Now is the time to recognize and pay respects to our veterans.

These proud veterans have risked their lives for our country. In an effort to give them their proper due, a committee was formed, and a new event was created: the inaugural McHenry County Patriot Run.

The event will be June 22 at McHenry County College. Start time is 7:30 a.m. for this celebration that will surely become a family tradition for years to come. It will always be held on the fourth Sunday of June – right before the Fourth of July.

Much-needed funds will be raised for two notable nonprofit agencies in our county: TLS Veterans and the Veteran Assistance Commission. In addition to a 5K, we also will have a 1-mile run.

You can either walk or run in these events. A T-shirt will be given to every 5K participant. Trophies will go to each top male and female runner. Plus, we offer medals in 13 age categories.

Check out our website at McHenrycountypatriotrun.org or go to signmeup.com to register for this awesome event. We also have a site on Facebook. Please go there and like or share us.

We are looking for companies to sponsor this high-profile, worthwhile event. We also will need volunteers.

If you have any questions or interest, please call or email me at 815-459-1773 or mikesplitt@sbcglobal.net.

Mike Splitt

Crystal Lake