Sat, May 14|
River Falls Post 121
Heroes Ruck & Rally Event and Post 121 Open House
Time & Location
May 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
River Falls Post 121, 701 N Main St, River Falls, WI 54022, USA
About the event
Ruck Walk’ to Kick Off May 14 River Falls Legion Open House
A 3.72 mile “Heroes Ruck & Rally” patriotic walk patterned after an Army “ruck march” will kick off a Saturday, May 14, open house at the River Falls American Legion. All are welcome to join the walk, helping to symbolically “Carry the Load” of those who sacrificed physically and/or mentally through military service. The ruck walk is free to participants, though donations are accepted. Pre-registration is encouraged; call 763-226-0669. On-site registration starts at 10 a.m. at the Legion, 701 N. Main St. The National Anthem will precede the walk start at 11.
The open house is open to the public throughout the day, whether they participate in the walk or not. In addition to the Legion-related groups, the event will include representatives and displays of other military and community support organizations and agencies including police, fire, county veteran service officers, Sheep Dog, the Travis Manion Foundation, Heart & Hustle, Cast & Hook, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Lacrosse Veterans Outreach Team.
Veterans can receive free haircuts. Music, food and a variety of children’s activities will be available throughout the day as well.
A concluding formal Flag Retirement Ceremony featuring the Post 121 Honor Guard will start at 2:30 p.m. and feature a Firing Salute and Taps, lowering of old Colors and Raising of New Colors, and more.
“We’re pleased to be able to host this open house to share not just what we do, but what these fellow service organizations and individuals are also doing to enhance the lives of veterans, military families and others,” says Missy Hildebrandt, Post 121 commander.