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Lt Dan Independence Ride and 5K Race
Oct 2, 2010
Beaufort, SC – This October, The Independence Fund, in conjunction with Main Street Beaufort, USA and the 16th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival will host well known entertainer and supporter of the troops, Gary Sinise, when he leads his “Lt. Dan Band” in a FREE concert for the troops and general public in Beaufort, SC. This will be the Emmy Award winning and Oscar nominated actor’s first return trip to the Lowcountry since filming his memorable role in the 1994 hit movie, Forrest Gump.
The weekend’s festivities will include the Lt Dan Independence 5K, a family run/walk through historic downtown Beaufort; the Lt Dan Independence Ride, a fully supported bicycle ride for the veterans at the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station: and “Battledress,” a Veteran’s Art Exhibit featuring the dramatic works of our female warriors that will be hosted by Lt. Dan Band co-founder, Kimo William, at the Charles Street Gallery.
If you are a severely injured veteran with a 30% or greater disability rating or a Purple Heart recipient your registration fee will be waived. For everyone else, by registering early you will help the organizer fund the airfare, meals and four days of lodging for the seventy-five severely injured vets and their caregivers who will form the nucleus of the Lt. Dan Weekend.
Members of Team Semper Fi will be participating in the ride.
For more information or to register visit: http://ldw6.org/