Spirit of America is proud to have the opportunity to donate outdoor gym equipment and sponsor a 5K race in Sillamäe, Estonia this weekend. This great event, made possible through cooperation with the US Embassy, US Army Civil Affairs team and city of Sillamäe, honored Estonian veterans and brought together the local community, and soldiers from the US, Estonia, France and UK. The 200+ participants ran to the sounds of the US Army Band Europe and after completing the race were able to enjoy fresh fruit and bottled water that SoA provided. Events like this would not be possible without the hard work of so many people. Thank you to everyone made it happen! Below are some photos I took during today’s event. – Chris Clary
Chris served as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant in Afghanistan where he mentored Afghan Commandos from 2010-2011. He volunteered to return in 2012 to work with Afghan Local Police and Afghan National Police at a Village Stability site in central Afghanistan, and also took a leave of absence from SoA to deploy once more to Afghanistan with his Special Forces team in 2015.