Island vets, law enforcement and first responders invited to march for a good cause


Island veterans, law enforcement personnel, and first responders are invited to join in a 26.2-mile rucksack march on Saturday, May 31, in support of Carry the Fallen and Active Heroes.

Offshore Kinetics of MV is sponsoring the march, which goes from 6:30 am to 4 pm. It begins and ends at the VFW in Oak Bluffs.

Owner Michael Blake said there is no cost for participants, who should bring a rucksack or backpack filled with any supplies they might need throughout the day.

Starting at 3:30 pm, the Island community is invited to a post-march cookout, where everyone can meet the participants, enjoy music with a D.J., and view displays by various Island law enforcement and first responder agencies. Donations will be appreciated.

Carry the Fallen aims to raise money for Active Heroes, a nonprofit that provides veterans and military families with financial support and programs geared toward combating post-traumatic stress disorder and veteran suicide, according to a press release from Mr. Blake.

For more information, call 774-521-7545.