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NFL great Donnie Edwards’ Best Defense Foundation to host a 76th D-Day Anniversary walk

On June 6, participants are encouraged to walk 3.1 miles, which represents the distance from Omaha Beach to Pointe Du Hoc on the shores of Normandy, France.


Walk to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of D-Day

Posted on June 3, 2020

Donnie Edwards, a two-time All-Pro and a 2002 Pro Bowl selection who played 13 seasons with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers, and the Best Defense Foundation have teamed up with Events.com to host a walk to commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day on Saturday, June 6.

The walk is an opportunity for people to offer their support for America’s WWII veterans. Any time during the day or night on June 6, participants are encouraged to get out and walk five kilometers (5K or 3.1 miles), which represents the distance from Omaha Beach to Pointe Du Hoc on the shores of Normandy, France.

For more information or to register, visit bestdefensefoundation.org. There is no cost to simply get out and participate in the walk on June 6, however there are a number of options available to sign up and make a straight donation to the foundation, or make a contribution to participate in the walk and receive some great commemorative items. They include WWII history books autographed by WWII veterans, commemorative challenge coins and T-shirts, and patches, lapel pins, and hats from the Best Defense Foundation.

Re-established in 2018 as a 501c3 nonprofit foundation, the Best Defense Foundation’s mission is to help military veterans and their families. A cornerstone of the program is Edwards’ commitment to bring WWII veterans back to foreign battlefields to help them find closure and camaraderie with their brothers in arms. In 2019, the Best Defense Foundation brought WWII veterans to six former battle sites: Iwo Jima, Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, the Eagle’s Nest, Holland and Pearl Harbor.

Proceeds raised will help the Best Defense Foundation cover costs associated with helping veterans travel around the world to visit historical battle sites, the ones where they fought for and defended Western freedom. Sponsorship opportunities are available. info@bestdefensefoundation.org, bestdefensefoundation.org



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