3/1 (3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division) was adopted by the citizens of Huntington Beach in 2005.
On Saturday, 13 March 2010, the Huntington Beach adoption committee (3/1 Marines Foundation) sponsored the "3/1 RUN," a fund raising 5K (3.1 miles) in Huntington Beach, with the start/finish line near the south end of the beach parking lot.
The funds raised will provide support to 3/1 Marines, Sailors and their families while the battalion is at Camp Pendleton, and while they are deployed, as they will be in April of 2010, to Afghanistan. Previously, 3/1 was deployed 3 times to Iraq where they participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Prior to the start, a contingent of Marines from 3/1, under the command of Battalion Sergeant Major Scott Samuels, USMC, ran 2 miles while loudly chanting cadence, bringing the crowd to high spirits as they awaited the 5K start.
As before, the citizens of Huntington Beach and the surrounding area turned out to generously support the fund raiser, which could not have been so successful without the tireless support of local organizations and individual volunteers. The generous contributions of the volunteers and supporters is recognized in the last image of the album.
Those interested in participating further in support of 3/1 should contact Cindy Cross, Executive Director of the 3/1 Foundation, at 714 375-3131, or by email: HB4Marines@aol.com
Please sign the guest book, where you may also include greetings and comments to the Battalion's Marines & Sailors.
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Great photos, thank you for sharing!!!! - Diane Swarts, Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:31AM
I'm proud to be an American! You serve us well and we don't take that for granted. May God watch over you and keep you safe in Afganistan. - Kathi Nelson, Thu, 18 Mar 2010 10:19AM
Wonderful photos! I'm sad that I couldn't be there to cheer you on - But I want to give a big THANK YOU to all our BRAVE WARRIORS who go out there and KEEP OUR COUNTRY SAFE! MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL! Johanna - Johanna Stephenson, Thu, 18 Mar 2010 9:22AM
It was a wonderful event and a wonderful cause! I feel honored to be involved as a volunteer and help these courageous men and women in any small way I can! Love the pictures!! - Debbie Dove, Thu, 18 Mar 2010 7:43AM
great photos!! totally enjoyed looking at so many moments of the event though your highly attuned eyes!! thank you!! - junior cachero, Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:40PM
B Yar, You are the best! I had such a great time at this event, but it looks even better through your "eyes!" Thank you so much for, once again, capturing the relationship between our community and our Marines. We couldn't be prouder of any group of individuals and I think that's evident in the effort put toward this event by all involved. We love them, and we know you love them, too. And, it shows in these photos! Thanks, BYar! Worker Girl - Cindy Cross | HB4Marines@aol.com, Tue, 16 Mar 2010 6:02PM