Ocean City preparing for annual Walk for the Wounded

By ERIC AVEDISSIAN Sentinel staff

OCEAN CITY – U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brian Siegman described acclimating to life following nine years of active duty in Iraq as “hell, pure and simple.”

Siegman, 35, of Upper Darby, Pa., served with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion and the 2nd Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, completing two tours of duty in Iraq. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2010, he served as a police officer for three and a half ...

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Ocean City firefighters ramp up support for Walk for the Wounded

OCEAN CITY — It’s a cause that’s strikes a chord for many Ocean City firefighters. Each year, the Walk for the Wounded raises thousands of dollars to help veterans in need. And for the last six years, the local fire department, which is made up of over 20 percent veterans, has stepped up to help.

In 2011, firefighter Steve Constantino and some of his coworkers wandered up to the Boardwalk after work to participate in Walk for the Wounded.

So impressed ...

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Playland’s Family Day Benefits Operation First Response

OCEAN CITY, NEW JERSEY — A ride special at Playland’s Castaway Cove is set to benefit Operation First Response, a nonprofit that assists wounded soldiers and their families.

The amusement park at 1020 Boardwalk in Ocean City will offer $15 wristbands for unlimited rides from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 as part of the park’s fourth annual Family Day. All proceeds from wristband sales benefit Operation First Response.

The organization provides services and aid to soldiers recovering from injuries or ...

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Wildwood to Host ‘Celebrate America’ Weekend with Mega Country Concert July 4

WILDWOOD — Plans to create a large beach concert and charitable weekend July 4 have been finalized Entertainment and event companies Boardwalk Entertainment Co and UpcomingEvents.com will present The Celebrate America Weekend that will kick off July 1 with a night festival and conclude on Mon., July 4 with a beach concert expecting to draw 40,000+ plus concertgoers with the fireworks that night. On Tues., May 17, a press conference will be held in Wildwood, NJ to ...

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Memorial Day Weekend Tournament At Fort Dix To Benefit Operation First Response

Fountain Green Golf Course at Fort Dix, NJ was the venue for the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour (Philly Metro & Metro NY) tournament on May 28, 2016. The tournament, held at the military base on Memorial Day weekend, was a fundraiser for Operation First Response. Fifty-four tour members in five flights (and six guests) competed for trophies on a beautiful sunny afternoon. The golf course was in excellent condition with fast greens and challenging pin placements.

In the Championship Flight, Albie Sanguiliano ...

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July 4th Celebrate America Beach Concert

The day starts at 2 p.m. with opening acts Hunter Hayes and Maggie Rose. Headliner Tim McGraw will perform at 8 p.m. An epic firework display honoring our troops will take place at 10 p.m., and there will be an after-party with food and DJs. Tickets are $45 for general admission, $100 for Silver VIP and $175 for Gold VIP. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20 at noon. Tickets for the Cat Country Club Presale are $25 for general ...

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Thousands Gather To Support Veterans In 5k ‘Walk For The Wounded’ Run

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Several thousand people attended a 5K run in Media, Delaware County, to support veterans Saturday afternoon.

The $200,000 raised at the Walk for the Wounded and Warriors 5K run helps with the basic needs of returning war veterans.

“Saving their homes, protecting them from getting their cars repossessed, getting their utilities turned back on, providing food,” said Nick Constantino with Operation First.

But he says the biggest issues are the mental health effects of war.

“There’s a lot of ...

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9th Annual Walk for the Wounded in Media, PA

Hundreds of people will walk/run through Rose Tree Park Saturday, May 14, to raise funds to help wounded veterans and their families. Announcing the Walk for Wounded event are, from left, Tore Fiore, director of Destination Delco, Jean Koroly, Marine Corps veteran and guest speaker Brian Siegman, Council Chairman and veteran Mario J. Civera Jr., Walk organizer Nick Constantino, Marty Milligan and back row, Parks Director Marc Manfre, Council members Mike Culp, Vice Chair Colleen Morrone, John McBlain and Dave ...

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Walk For The Wounded set for May 14

Marine Corps veteran Staff Sgt. Brian Siegman commended the efforts of Operation First Response to help wounded veterans returning to civilian life, and urged residents to join the Walk for Wounded fundraiser May 14 in Rose Tree Park.

Siegman, the guest speaker at the 2016 Walk for Wounded event, was recognized by Delaware County Council when Council presented a resolution for Walk for Wounded.

“In Delaware County, we are dedicated to supporting our men and women in the Armed Services, and the ...

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