This morning, hundreds of walkers gathered at the Ocean City Music Pier and then made their way down the length of the Ocean City boardwalk and back again to raise money and awareness for Operation First Response, an organization which benefits our wounded military heroes and their families.
The event began at 9:30 a.m., with speeches from organizers and prior military members, including Operation First Response founder Peggy Baker, Marine Corps Sgt. and Ocean City firefighter Wyatt Clevenger, Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Carney, Chief Warrant Officer Trevor Jenni and other wonderful contributors. Members of the Ocean City Fire Department were also in attendance, as the fire department is an annual sponsor and continuous supporter of Operation First Response.
After the heartfelt speeches had concluded, the walkers took their places as lovely bagpipe music filled the air. Walk participants, led by veterans with flags flying high, moved down the length of the boardwalk to 23rd Street and then back to the Music Pier.
The Walk for the Wounded takes place each year as a way to bring individuals together to raise funds and awareness as to Operation First Response’s goals and to honor our military veterans from all branches.
Missed out on this year’s Walk for the Wounded and want to take part in another upcoming fundraiser? Sign up for the Glow Ball Golf Event to Benefit Operation First Response on Thursday, September 27, at Greate Bay Country Club, hosted by the Ocean City Firefighters Association.