Wicomico County Recreation and Parks honors fallen heroes through 5K

Wicomico County Recreation and Parks honors fallen hereos through 5K

SALISBURY, Md. - Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving our country.

Over 120 runners sacrificed their Saturday morning to honor those lives.

Wicomico County Recreation and Parks held their 4th annual Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K at Winter Park Place.

Their assistant director of marketing, Vanessa Junkin, says runners and walkers paid over 20 dollars to participate. And all of those funds go straight to the Wicomico War Veterans' Memorial.

"It's a way for people to really celebrate the real meaning of the holiday, which is the veterans that have given their lives for us," Junkin says.

Among those participants was the organization Athletes Serving Athletes. Volunteer athletes help support individuals living with disabilities. They help them compete in 5K's to other marathons as well.

Athletes Serving Athletes had 6 teams. Among those teams was Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis and Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, who also served our country.

Mayor Day tells 47 ABC, "It's something that we want to be apart of and want to support and make sure that people in this country remember that there have been men and women who have gone before us who have sacrificed all, not just time with family but given their lives."

We're told events like these are just one way to celebrate and honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day Weekend.

The annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center will take place at 10 a.m.

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