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Naval Support Activity Washington Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffery Draeger gives opening remarks to Navy Civilian and military personnel participates before the start of the 5K run/ 1 mile walk, honoring the three-year remembrance of 12 civilian shipmates lost during the Navy Yard shootings, Friday, Sept. 16, at the Washington Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy Photo by J. Raynel Koch)

09/16/16 12:00 AM

By Shejal Pulivarti, Naval Support Activity Washington Public Affairs

 

WASHINGTON, DCNaval Support Activity Washington partnered with Naval Sea Systems Command to host the 2nd Washington Navy Yard Remembrance Walk/Run on the WNY, Sept. 16.

The morning started with a dignified morning Remembrance Ceremony at the Humphreys Building, which was open to all on the Yard. The group then changed gears, laced up their shoes and participated in a 5 kilometer run/1 mile walk around the Yard. The annual events serve not only as a reminder of the tragic events of 9/16/2013 but also as a way to recognize the resiliency of the Washington Navy Yard family.

Before the participants took off on the run/walk, NSAW’s Commanding Officer shared a few words with the group. “It is amazing to have such a terrific turn-out to remember 9/16/2013 and to mark three years of moving forward. I can't think of a better way to do that than having so many from our Navy Yard family putting one foot in front of the other,” said Capt. Jeff Draeger.  

Approximately 1,000 people participated in the remembrance events.

“My NSA Washington team is proud to partner with NAVSEA to put on this 2nd edition of the Washington Navy Yard Remembrance Run/Walk,” said Draeger.  

 

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