Each year the Kyle Farr Memorial award is presented to the unit who brings out the most soldiers to run the Race For A Soldier half marathon in Gig Harbor, Washington. Last week, Leslie Mayne presented the award to the Chaplain’s Challenge 51st ESB unit and was asked to speak to them about her son Kyle’s story and about suicide awareness. She spoke to a group of over 300 soldiers and received a challenge coin from Captain Steve Taylor of Joint Base Lewis McChord. It was a very powerful morning for Leslie. Last time spoke to this group was 7 years which lead to her epiphany to start the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation.
We thank the soldiers and airmen of JBLM for their service to our Nation.