Camp Toccoa at Currahee To Mark Upcoming D-Day Anniversary

May 28, 2014

The Camp Toccoa at Currahee project will mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day with an event this weekend.

Saturday, the Camp Toccoa at Currahee project will hold its 3rd annual 10-k run.

This year, a memorial walk is being added to the run.

Camp Toccoa at Currahee Steering Committee Chair Cynthia Brown said that walk is designed to provide the “Toccoa Experience” to everyone, even if they cannot do the 10k run.

“We were going to have a memorial walk and people are going to have an opportunity to write down the names of sheets of paper for those for whom they are walking, in memory of or in honor of,” said Brown.

Registration for the 10k run starts at 7 a.m. and the run begins at 8 a.m. Meanwhile, registration for the walk starts at 9 a.m. and the walk itself begins at 10 a.m.

The cost is $30 for pre-registration and $35 to register on the day of the event.

Also, there is an obstacle course for children ages 2 to 12 designed to give them a taste of the training the Toccoa men received.

That will cost $10 and opens at 10 a.m.

Brown said all proceeds will benefit the Camp Toccoa at Currahee project.

“We want to provide a place for people to touch the dirt, to learn the lessons and be part of the experience,” said Brown. “We hope that this project is going to give generations to come an idea of the legacy of leadership that Camp Toccoa was.”

Brown said Saturday’s events will also include a memorial service at noon at the Camp Toccoa property on Currahee Mountain.

She said the public is encouraged to attend and mark the occasion.

“It is so important that we give thanks to those people and what they did and remember those 6,000 ‘Toccoa men’ who left Toccoa and did so much for our freedom,” said Brown.

For more information on the run/walk or the other events, call 706-282-5055 or visit www.camptoccoaatcurrahee.com.

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