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March in Westfield Saturday Will Benefit Homeless Veterans

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American Legion Post 3 in Westfield will hold its second Annual March-a-Mile to benefit homeless and in-need veterans Saturday in Tamaques Park. Credits: American Legion Post 3
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WESTFIELD, NJ — American Legion Post 3 in Westfield will hold its second Annual March-a-Mile to benefit homeless and in-need veterans Saturday, Dec. 9, in Tamaques Park. The march will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“The American Legion Department Convention is in Wildwood New Jersey every year,” American Legion Auxiliary Unit 3 President Sharon Knight said. “Last year, knowing everyone from the state would be there, the National Commander and New Jersey's Officers started a walk for homeless veterans as a regular part of the week’s events. The Post 3 family members who were there started talking, and as soon as we got home, March-a-Mile planning was started.”

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“Because it helps make the point,” she said. “It's cold outside, and there are a number of veterans who are homeless or in need of basic items to keep them warm.  Last year we raised over $1,000 for Veteran's Haven North, a transitional housing program to help homeless Veterans get back on their feet again. This year, the money raised will be split between a couple of organizations that support a lot of homeless/in-need veterans in the state.”

The Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3, located at 1003 North Avenue West in Westfield is a 501c19 non-profit organization here for veterans and the community. 

Pre-registration is recommended, but not required. To pre-register, stop by the post at 1003 North Avenue West in Westfield (corner of North Avenue and Crossway). A donation of $20 includes entry and a t-shirt.

“Please join us on Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. in Tamaques Park with a donation, to show your support for those who served our country and learn more about this amazing organization,” Knight said.

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