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Marine's 244th Brithday Commemoration

Marine's 244th Brithday Commemoration

Posted by Tony on 7th Nov 2019

IWO JIMA & IRAQ WAR VETERANS, USMC, COME TOGETHER SUNDAY TO COMMEMORATE THE 244TH BIRTHDAY OF THE US MARINE CORPS (1775-2019) AT A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION FOR VETERANS’ DAY AT MADE IN AMERICA STORE


“Cake-cutting photo op after Iroquois Foundation 4Miler Racers Pass the Finish Line in Elma, NY”

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Elma, NY. This Sunday, November 10, 2019, Marines of two generations – separated by six decades of

life -- will come together to embody the motto…”once a Marine, always a Marine!”

Both Marine Corps veterans are Purple Heart recipients. The World War II veteran is Eugene Kraft of

Cheektowaga and is in his 90’s.The honorary starter of the Iroquois Foundation 4Miler Race is Operation Iraqi

Freedom veteran Mark O’Brien of Marilla, NY, who is in his 30’s. Mark O’Brien is a graduate of

Iroquois High School, as is the founder/owner of the Made in America Store, Mark Andol.

Andol’s store has served as the finish line site of the 4Miler Race for four years. A portion of the

proceeds from the race will be directed to veterans’ organizations. Mark Andol fully donates the brick

and mortar headquarters of our community’s Honor Flight hub inside the World Distribution Center of

the Made in America Store in Elma, New York.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019

Time: 11:00 a.m. Cake-cutting and Photo Op, preceded by interview
opportunities with both veterans

Location: 1000 W. Maple Court
Elma, NY 14059

Store phone: (716) 652-4872

Race Reg.www.itsyourrace.com or same day at 211 Girdle Road, Elma (7:30-9:30 a.m.)

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