LETTER: Praise for Run the Memorials
Jeff Hines, president and CEO of the York Water Co., has been almost single-handedly organizing the annual Run The Memorials 5K on Memorial Day to benefit the Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden at Veterans Memorial Park.
Each year, 150-plus runners from York and surrounding communities and states come to honor our veterans and raise money for the ongoing maintenance of this beautiful memorial for our fallen heroes.
Sandy Stefanski from New Jersey wrote this thank you to Jeff following the event:
"I wanted to thank you for the privilege of participating in the 5K yesterday. Memorial Day is my favorite holiday, not for the BBQ parties, but because of what it stands for. When I saw this race on the Internet I was excited to participate to honor and thank all our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices. This made Memorial Day fantastic. Listening to the National Anthem while our flag was waving in the wind with the Wall of Remembrance in the background will be a memory that I will cherish. I have participated in a number of races in New Jersey including the NYC Marathon. I have to say that the organization and running of the Gold Star Memorial 5K was superb — from the volunteers, organization, friendliness, encouragement, announcer, and awards ceremony, including the volunteers going out of their way to thank the runners for participating and cheering and supporting the runners. Thank you. I hope to be back next year."
Thank you, Sandy Stefanski, for recognizing that York County is a special community comprised of caring and friendly people who are dedicated to their veterans and their families.
Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden