The Operation 50 Run is an effort to raise awareness and essential funding to erect a memorial on the Buffalo Waterfront dedicated to all WNY residents who have served our country in support of the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. The memorial pays special reverence to the more than 50 local Heroes who lost their lives in service to our country.
You’ll note the image of the memorial is only partial. Bit by bit, the mission will be realized – as will the memorial on these pages.
Over the next nine months veterans and caring citizens will join the effort to run 50 miles in honor of these Heroes and the sacrifices they and their families have endured. You can see a schedule of runs by clicking here.
The rucksack pictured weighs 50 pounds and is carried during these runs.
Up-to-date posting about upcoming races will be posted regularly on our Facebook page. And, you can view photos and a video regarding the project and the Buffalo State College run on March 31, 2012 by clicking here.
You can help by making a donation – just click here.