Military families grateful

To the Editor:

Martin County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon FREEDOM 5K fundraiser event on July 4 drew more than 100 participants. The comradeship between military, their families and all of you who came out to support our countries military was amazing as we celebrated the USA’s freedoms in running, walking, biking and eating a delicious pancake breakfast.

Thank you to the Fairmont Fire Deparment, Profinium Bank, Girl Scouts, Kwik Trip, Walmart, Fareway, KSUM-KFMC and HyVee for their generous donations.

We are thankful to God for our freedom and to our military in protecting it. God Bless. Looking forward to next year’s FREEDOM 5K event.

Thank you to the Fairmont Aquatic Park for hosting the Military Friday Appreciation Day on July 5. Also, thank you to the East Chain Memorial Society, Kwik Trip and Girl Scouts for donating all the picnic food; the burgers were delicious. All the military families had a splashing good time.

Tam Plumhoff

MCBTYR chairwoman