The making of the 2013 5K Run/Walk Benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project in Memory of Pfc Wesley R. Riggs T-Shirt:
The graphics, t-shirt material, and wording were chosen with great care this year as Old River-Winfree Founders Day is ever mindful of the sacrifice our military and their families make every day since 1776. The following is a short history of what brought the ORWFD Team forward to the choosing of the graphics for this year’s T-Shirt that any American would be proud to wear year-round!
“When the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in May 1775, Washington, one of the Virginia delegates, was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. On July 3, 1775, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, he took command of his ill-trained troops and embarked upon a war that was to last six grueling years.
December 1776 was a desperate time for George Washington and the American Revolution. The ragtag Continental Army was encamped along the Pennsylvania shore of the Delaware River exhausted, demoralized and uncertain of its future.
During the night of December 25, Washington led his troops across the ice-swollen Delaware about 9 miles north of Trenton. The weather was horrendous and the river treacherous. Raging winds combined with snow, sleet and rain to produce almost impossible conditions. To add to the difficulties, a significant number of Washington’s force marched through the snow without shoes.
The next morning they attacked to the south, taking the Hessian garrison by surprise and over-running the town. After fierce fighting, and the loss of their commander, the Hessians surrendered.
On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. “As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent,” he wrote James Madison, “it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles.””
George Washing is quoted on many great sayings, one of the best and most thought provoking is this one from 1781.
“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.”
Added to this great quote is the American Eagle, the American Flag, and the ORWFD logo. As always, the ORWFD 5K Run/Walk is held in Memory of Pfc Wesley R. Riggs and his family that paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Wesley R. Riggs was a graduate of Barbers Hill High School and accomplished that is three (3) years! Barbers Hill Bank in Mont Belvieu, Texas a branch of Anahuac National Bank is the Exclusive Sponsor and has been for four (4) years running!
Color is “Barbers Hill” Blue
All American T–Shirts in Old River-Winfree is the Official Old River-Winfree Founders Day T-Shirt Vendor.