Tag: Jared Landaker

Retired Marine Honors Landaker With Ride Around Big Bear Lake, Cyclists Invited

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 16, 2013 – Retired Marine Corps CH-46 pilot Jennifer Marino is riding her bike across the United States in honor of all Gold Star Families, who have lost a son or daughter in service of our country. Marino completed more than 15 years of service herself. Combining her goal of riding cross-country with her desire to celebrate and remember the lives of fallen heroes, she will visit gold star families from coast to coast, learn their stories, and share them with others. The entire journey will include 17 states over 77 days, with a stop in Big Bear today through Sunday. On Saturday, August 17th, she will ride around Big Bear Lake in honor of 1st. Lt. Jared M. Landaker. Marino invites others to ride with her to honor fallen service members. She and Joe Landaker will start the ride at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pedal Path entrance at the north end of Stanfield Cutoff. They’ll then ride to Fawnskin for breakfast before proceeding to Jared Landaker’s memorial sign near Bear Valley dam, then continue around the lake. Cyclists can feel free to join in at any stop along the way; Marino can be reached at (760) 622-6544. You can learn more about her journey...

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5th Memorial Run For Freedom Takes Place Saturday

Big Bear, Ca, September 19, 2011, 1:00pm – The 5th Annual First Lt. Jared M. Landaker Memorial Run for Freedom will be held at Snow Summit  this Saturday, September 24th. There is a 5k, 10k, and 15K Run/Walk, with a 1 mile Family Fun Walk, and is an event for all ages and levels of activity. The opening ceremony will start 8:45am with the Marine Corps League Color Guard leading the flag salute, along with a releasing of doves.  It is an emotional but patriotic event and it is a fun way to show your support for our military and their families. All proceeds raised go to the Seven Stars Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, which provides financial and emotional assistance to those who have and are serving our nation. The Seven Stars Foundation also provides local high school scholarships and meals at the Barnstorm Cafe for all military personnel who fly in on training missions. Many of those aviators are now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Seven Stars Foundation began when the seven crew members of a US Marine Corps CH-46 Casevac helicopter was shot down in Iraq on Feb. 7th, 2007 on their last mission. For more information visit...

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