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The Blue Star Mothers of NEPA Hero 5K run/walk will be held this Saturday, Nov. 11, starting at the Tunkhannock Little League fields on Sunnyside Road.

The race will begin at 10 a.m., with onsite registration beginning at 8 a.m.

Also from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., music will be played by DJ Tom Caines and basket raffles will be held.

A brief Veteran’s Day program and race instructions will happen a half hour before the race kicks off, and awards and raffle drawing will be held at 11 a.m.

The course will start and end at the Tunkhannock Little League fields and extend out to the Iroquois Trail.

Registration can be completed at

All school-aged students are strong encouraged to join together to compete for a team award.

Electronic Race Timing will be provided by Kirby’s Race Timing.

For additional information, contact

Blue Star Mothers of NEPA is a chapter of The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. and is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization.

The chapter does not support any political candidate, nor endorses any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America, as does the organization. Links to their website do not represent an endorsement.

Organization Overview: We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. Our organization focuses on our mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes. We have over 6,000 members from over 200 Chapters throughout the nation. Our members are extremely active and have accomplished the following in the fiscal year ending August 31, 2012: Received * $3,031,664.68 in cash donations * $591,809.86 in in-kind donations Spent more than $2,600,582.25 (including more than $1 million in postage) for: * 74,123 care packages sent to members of the Armed Forces, giving more than 250,000 military personnel a little bit of love from home * 137,654 letters sent to members of the Armed Forces * 9,439 veterans events throughout the year * 287 events honoring Gold Star Mothers * 2,800 cards honoring Gold Star families