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MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives Kicks Off Day to Serve with Park Clean Up, 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, 5K Run To Remember Heroes

WHAT: The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives will kick off Day to Serve on September 11 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Md. Volunteers from the Office of Governor, the Governor’s Coordinating Offices, state agencies, and the local community will work alongside Marylanders to clean up the park, organize a 9/11 remembrance ceremony, and host a 5K run to support Wreaths Across America with Ms. Cathy Powers.

Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation declaring September 11 through October 10 as Day to Serve month in Maryland. As part of the announcement, Governor Hogan is encouraging all Maryland citizens and state employees to choose a day to participate in or to host a volunteer activity. The Day to Serve initiative includes Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia, each of which tracks statistics including the number of volunteers, hours served, pounds of food, and supplies donated in a friendly competition. In 2018, more than 25,000 Marylanders dedicated more than 70,000 hours for 270 volunteer activities for communities across Maryland.

WHO: Ms. Powers, a Gold Star Mom, started the “Running Fir Wreaths” initiative in memory of her son, SRA Bryce Powers, and all veterans past, present, and future. Her goal is to run 1,000 miles across the 50 states and earn support for 7,777 wreaths – one for each day her son was alive. Maryland is her 42nd stop.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Quiet Waters Park Clean Up
11:30 am – 4 pm

9/11 Remember-Honor-Teach 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk
4:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Please click here for the kick-off flyer.

WHERE: 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd
Annapolis, Md.

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