On April 29, 2017, we had the honor of being the title sponsor for the first annual For One For All Ruck/Walk. This event was created to bring awareness to Vets, First Responders and their families. Until the actual moment of the event I don’t think the full impact of its importance had hit any of us. The weather that day wasn’t ideal; it was wet, cold, and windy, but that didn’t stop 120+ individuals and their families from coming out to support such an amazing cause.

There were men and women of all ages; some were in full ruck gear, some with their dogs, other with kids in wagons, ready to take on the 12.6 mile ruck/walk from Lake Zorinsky to Chalco Hills Recreation Center. In almost perfect fashion, as this large group lined up in front of the American Flag, the National Anthem begins; in a movie-like moment, the music cuts out and – not even skipping a beat – all these men and women began to sing.  Standing there witnessing that, it was so surreal and so emotional, I knew right then and there this was the place we needed to be. Green Beans Coffee Omaha may have only provided hot coffee and mini muffins, but the gratefulness of both the organization For One For All and all of the participants was something you never forget.

For more information on For One For All, check them out at http://www.foroneforall.org/ or on Facebook.