5th Annual Run to the VA & Annual Father’s Day Weekend BBQ

Apr 29, 14 5th Annual Run to the VA & Annual Father’s Day Weekend BBQ

5th Annual Run to the VA

& Annual Father’s Day Weekend BBQ

Saturday June 14th – 2014


            5th Annual Run to the VA


Please join us for the morning of June 14th as we have our 5th annual Agent Orange Awareness Rally in Memory of SSgt John A. Thorburn. SSgt Thorburn, a Vietnam Veteran & Hero was exposed to Agent Orange which resulted in taking the lives of two of his children.


We also host our annual BBQ with the residents of Bldg. 92 (Nursing Home) @ the Northport VA also on this day with live music grilled burgers and refreshments. This event is open to all of our guests for the day and this year free of charge but we are accepting donations to help cover costs of the food, drinks and event t-shirts. (Event shirts are given free to the 100 residents of the nursing home each year).


Rally begins at 1000 hrs. at “the VAC” (Boots on the Ground NY-Veteran Activity Center)


2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma NY 11779   631-615-2200


Includes Pledge, National Anthem, and Guest Speakers in regards to Agent Orange Awareness.


We then take a nice ride/drive to Calverton National Cemetery where respects are paid to SSgt Thorburn. After a brief stop at CNC we then travel to the Northport VA, greet the residents, fire up the grills and enjoy live music, some chow and the company of Our Nations Heroes.


Motorcycle, Cars, Jeeps, Military Vehicles – All Welcome!


A Great Memorable Event Every Year


Event Sponsors are needed to cover costs of T-shirts and Food.


Sponsors logo are presented on the back of the event shirt and mentioned on our website.


Anyone looking to become an event sponsor can do so on our website or contact Frank Bania at FrankB@BootsontheGroundNY.com or 631-615-2200


We are also collecting items for the residents of bldg. 92 in the form of new t-shirts, socks, underwear.



Boots on the Ground NY

“Leaving No Veteran Behind”



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