Vietnam Veterans of America Utica Chapter 944 held its eigth annual Patriot Run/Walk on June 8 at Griffiss Business Park in Utica, N.Y. This year’s event was held in memory of Army Cpl. John P. Sigsbee of Waterville, who was killed in action in Iraq on Jan. 16, 2008 at age 21.
The event included a 5-K run/walk, a 10-K run and a wheelchair race. In commemoration of Pledge of Allegiance author Francis Bellamy of Rome, there will be an ancillary 10-K run beginning at Bellamy’s gravesite in Rome, N.Y. An awards ceremony and luncheon followed the races.