“Support Our Troops” is a popular slogan. For a few people, sadly, this is where their “support” both begins and ends. For other people, of course, “Support Our Troops” is highly personal. It means: “Support my husband, or wife, or my father, or mother, or my sister, or brother or child” who serves – who may be deployed far away from home, in harm’s way to defend the Constitution, our values, freedoms, and against its enemies.
Such sacrifices are not to be taken lightly; indeed, they are to be commended. The Essence Of Freedom Run is an annual event to raise funds that are desperately needed by the brave men and women both active duty and Veterans, who defend our country in the armed forces. A portion of the Proceeds for this event will go to organizations that provide for the needs of our nation’s heroes, such as Team Operation Homefront, and others to be named later. This inaugural event is scheduled for Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014 on the streets of Deerfield, Illinois. Civilian participants will be privileged and proud to run along side military servicemen and women – an opportunity that is rare and exciting!