American Legion Brick Memorial Post 348
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Brick American Legion Runners complete the 26th Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge.Members of the Brick American Legion on Mantoloking Road headed north early Sunday morning on April 29thto participate in the 26th annual Lincoln Tunnel 5k Challenge. Twenty three walkers and runners from the Brick Postcompleted the 3.1 mile course through the tube from Weehawkin to Manhattan and back in support of the New Jersey Special Olympics.Brick American Legion Runners President Lisa Corris said" the crowd of close to 4,000 just shows how many people are willing to come out to support this worthy cause".
Brick Post 348 pictured Nov 2014. Our runners and walkers come together each year to honor LT Dennis Zelinski for the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Run/Walk . The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial was founded in 2006 in order to honor Lt. Zilinskiís memory. The first Lt. Run/Walk was held in November of 2006. Lt Zelinski graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2004. He also completed Airborne School while a student at West Point. After graduation from Ranger School, he was assigned to the 1/187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Rakkasan. He deployed with the 101st Airborne Division on September 17, 2005. Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II died in Iraq on November 19, 2005 as a result of a roadside bombing near Bayji, 155 miles north of Baghdad. Lt. Zilinskis medals include: Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Global War on Terror, Iraq Campaign Service Medal and the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.As an act of that love, Dennis family and friends founded The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, whose mission is to continue to serve and assist returning men and women who were wounded in service to our nation and to provide support and to provide support that improves the welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The fund also supports scholarships at CBA.
Brick Memorial Post Legion Runners at it again under the Hudson River!
Legion Runners from Brick Memorial Post 348 reported for duty at the 29th running of the Lincoln Tunnel Run on April 19th,2015. The 5k event benefits the Special Olympics. Legion Family members from Ocean County are always on board in support of these Special Olympics events .On the day of the event, the weather was cool for the 3000 runners. As the gun went off, runners and walkers entered the Lincoln Tunnel on the Weehawken side. A Little over a mile and half later we see the light of day at the turn-around point as good old Manhattan is attained. After a quick gulp of water, it's back into the tube for the return trip to the Garden State. Those who have never experienced running in the Lincoln Tunnel may be surprised to hear that it is very clean and the air is fine. This Legionnaire has participated in the event fourteen times and never saw any vermin or leaks. An interesting aspect is the fact that the tunnel is pitched down, then up, so participants need to gauge their effort accordingly. This year dedicated Post 348 Auxiliary member and breast cancer survivor Lois Koczon made the trip from Jersey to New York and back with flying colors! That's what the American Legion is really all about, representing our veterans in a positive light, serving the community, and best of all...good comradeship with fellow Legion family patriots!
348 Legion Runners participate in the 10th Annual Lt Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial
The Brick American Legion Runners  travelled up to Union County to participate in the 15th running of the Westfield Downtown Pizza Run. The event starts at 7pm. After the singing of the National Anthem the participants lined up for some interesting running. A quick check of my phone app showed the actual air temperature at 88 degrees with ď it feels like 92Ē..uh oh! The chip start signal is given and everyone was off. The course is rather hilly and snakes through the beautiful town of Westfield from itís city center to the tree lined streets back to the town itself. Many local citizens turn out with sprinklers, hoses and water tables for the broiling runners. Bruni, our support tech. on that day observed that everyone crossing the finish line looked pretty tired due to the heat. After the run a slice of Pizza and some water were offered .
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