Stories tagged with: Let Freedom Run

October 30, 2010 - 6:32pm
5 years 43 weeks ago

A local community comes together each year to remember a fallen Marine and donate to a cause he would have been proud of.

Sgt. Brad Harper was killed in Iraq in August of 2005. Since then, the Dresden community holds the 'Let Freedom Run' 5K to honor him. Family friend, Ali Lawrence worked with Brad and started the event in October 2005. This year all proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.

"He never had the opportunity to have his own children and he worked in the daycare at...

October 27, 2010 - 12:09pm
5 years 43 weeks ago

A local charity run this weekend is honoring a local soldier who died in battle.

An area marine's memory lives on through the 6th Annual October Fest run. It was something he and a co-worker helped organize in the village of Dresden. After Brad Harper was killed in Iraq back in 2005 his co-worker decided to keep the 5k run going but rename it to Let Freedom Run.

"He's my son and we don't want his memory forgotten and like any other gold star family members, you...

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