Once again, the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation has our booth at the Sound to Narrows where you can learn about our race, our foundation, as well as pick up a shirt or memorabilia. So swing by, say hi, and enjoy the race!
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We are happy to announce the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation will be participating in the Maritime Gig Festival parade on June 4th, 2016, and once again one of our major sponsors, Subaru of Puyallup, will reprise their role by loaning us another fine truck for the parade. So for a third year in a row, thanks to the Harnish Auto Family, we'll be able to spread the word on the race, and our
Since the Civil War, Memorial Day has been a time of reflection and remembrance to those who have died in service to our country or will never return. The "missing man" table is a symbolic demonstration of showing gratitude and reverence for those who served and sacrificed their lives.
Shown here the table is represented in the following way:
The table is round - to show our everlasting concern for our missing members and friends.
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.
We just can't say enough to thank Martin Park, a 24-year-old former active duty Marine and now a reservist. Not only did he run his first marathon (the Tacoma City Marathon) wearing 48.5 pounds of gear and a Race For A Soldier shirt, but he raised $3,300 dollars in the process to donate to the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation!
Here's an excerpt from The News Tribune:
The Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation is humbled and most grateful to TOTE Maritime Alaska for their generous contribution of $10,000 to support our mission: to inspire hope and action in the Community and provide access to solutions for Soldiers, affected by Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury, and their families via professional services, challenging peer adventures, education and spiritual devotion.
For years the Seattle Seahawks have sponsored the 12th Mile of Race For A Soldier, and we're happy to be on the roster once again for the Seahawks 12K!
The event is back in its seventh year and promises to be bigger, faster, stronger and LOUDER for your Seattle Champions! The 2016 Seahawks 12K Run at The Landing will once again provide a day of fun for the whole family. The event will also feature the GLOW 5K Run/Walk that will tour The Landing and surrounding Renton neighborhoods, as well as a Half-Mile Kids Run that will be completely contained within The Landing.