Portland Pirates Offer Free Tickets
08 April 2010 » Portland Pirates Press Release
The Portland Pirates want to recognize and show their appreciation for veterans, servicemembers and their families with free tickets on Sunday, April 11th for the Portland Pirates game at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Event: Portland Pirates Hockey
Date: April 11th
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cumberland County Civic Center
To sign up for free tickets visit http://www.rayrichardson.com
For more information on this promotion and other future promotions, visit the official Maine Army National Guard facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Augusta-ME/Maine-Army-National-Guard/286347663430.
Two Soldiers Run 21 Marathons in 21 Days
04 April 2010 » By Maine Army National Guard
Col. Jack Mosher and Maj. Jay Brock Train for the Resiliency Run, a 21 marathon in 21 day endeavor..
Two Maine Army National Guard Soldiers are preparing to run 21 marathons in 21 days starting May 8 in Kittery Maine and ending their endeavor at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C.
By running 550 miles Col. Jack Mosher of Waterville, and Maj. Herbert Brock of Winslow, want to encourage Soldiers returning from or preparing for war to live up to their greatest fitness potential.
The running duo has planned their One Life Resiliency Run as a way to promote a culture and climate of fitness in the National Guard.
"We believe fitness builds resiliency; it builds purpose in your life and makes you a better friend, Soldier and family member," said Mosher. "Soldiers health is our primary concern."
By running 26.2 miles per day Mosher and Brock hope they are doing something every good Army Officer should do; lead from the front.
"We want Soldiers to recognize their personal responsibility for their health and those they love, to be able to live their lives to the greatest potential. Our nation expects it. You can't be the next greatest generation if you can't get off the couch" said Mosher.
The run will end on May 28 at Arlington Cemetery, Memorial Day weekend. As the Nation pauses Mosher wants people to know they are also celebrating the young men and woman through out our Nations history who helped provide our freedom.
"Some never got to be fathers or mothers, or have a life long partnership with people they love; for us to squander the life we have left on this Earth is an injustice to the sacrifice they have made for us" said Mosher.
Resiliency and fitness for Soldiers is the primary reason Mosher and his team, "One Life", will be wearing out their running shoes, but he recognizes and welcomes non-military to support and join him on his quest.
Anyone who would like to run a leg of the Resiliency Run or track the progress can visit the website http://www.onelifewarrior.com, or the Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Resiliency-Run/235574136863.
Runners who would like to participate are asked to run a ten minute mile pace. Those who run 26.2 miles will receive a One Life t-shirt.
"Maine Central Institute will be the first leg of the trip and have named it sustainment, which is the schools theme for the year," said Mosher.
Miles logged with Resiliency Run can also be tracked through the Nike Plus website.
The 21 gun salute is an age old custom, rendering honor to those both living and dead. By running 21 marathons in 21 days Mosher hopes it not only honors but inspires fellow Soldiers to get out and be healthy.