This weekend we were fortunate to be a part of an annual 5k race/Ruck to remember Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, a Special Forces Officer killed while serving our nation in Afghanistan. This was the fourth year in a row that APK Charites generously donated some of the funds from this event to our mission. It was special to witness a group of Special Americans who had walked to Guilford, Connecticut from Arlington, Virginia in honor of their fallen brothers.
Captain Pedersen-Keel’s mother “Helen” is an incredibly strong woman who, through her kind and generous example, teaches anyone in her grid-square, how to be a better person.
We were fortunate to have a couple of my classmates from Yale come out with us early this Saturday morning to help us talk about our mission and take part in the memorial events.
Here are a few photos:
We are grateful to APK for including us in this amazing event again and helping us help the K9’s who serve our nation and communities. It is very rewarding to meet new people and explain what we do for the Dogs, especially when we can help honor a great American who gave his all for us.
Thank you to the Spike’s Pack for helping us spread the word about our mission.