Veterans past and present will be honored on Nov. 7 at the “To Honor & Serve” Veterans’ Day Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia.
It is being presented by Shop Rite supermarkets in conjunction with The Unified Military Affairs Council, a program of The Chamber of Schenectady County.
The breakfast will honor all who have served and continue to serve the nation.
The keynote speaker will be Jamie Summerlin, a 40-year-old Marine from West Virginia and an avid runner.
In 2009, he ran his fi rst marathon, a life-changing event that set him on a quest for greater challenges.
Summerlin began participating in longer and tougher races, ranging from 50K to 100 miles long. It was all in preparation for his ultimate goal: a run across the United States.
Summerlin wanted to raise awareness for veterans’ organizations across the nation and honor those who had sacrificed life and limb.
On March 26, 2012, he embarked on 100-day-long journey across America, running through 16 states and Washington, D.C. for a total of 3,452 miles. Along the way, Summerlin met with veterans in VA hospitals and attended ceremonies honoring veterans in small and large towns. Online registrations may be made at sayschenectady.org. Tickets are $20 for community guests and $5 for veterans, active military, Guard or Reserve. Deadline to register is Nov. 1