May 8, 2017
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — On May 20, celebrate Armed Forces Day and commemorate the 101st Anniversary of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) by participating in the A.J. Arnett 5K Honor Run/Walk at Concordia Lutheran High School. The race will take place at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Honor Flights and Shepherd's House Fort Wayne.
Online registration is now open for 2017 at www.veepraces.com. There will also be day-of registration starting at approximately 7:15 a.m. at the CLHS campus. Fees are $28 for individual and $25 for family discount. There is also a discount for military service. Students in K-8 run free when they register through the CLHS website at www.clhscadets.com/jrotc.
Early packet pickup will be available at the Indiana Army National Guard Armory on Cook Road from 5-8 p.m. May 18.
SPC AJ Arnett is a 2004 Concordia graduate and a US Army veteran of the Iraq War. A.J. deployed to Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division in January 2005. On July 13, while on patrol in Baghdad, he was seriously wounded in a car bomb attack that resulted in the death of one soldier and seriously wounding another soldier in his squad.
The race will start with a cannon blast, and there will be other activities for persons of all ages.
Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at www.clhscadets.com.