Hundreds of local runners recently took to the streets of the Town of Babylon to participate in the annual Run for the Warriors, hosted by Councilman Terry McSweeney. Participants of all ages included veterans, their loved ones and others who wanted to honor the sacrifices made by the members of our military overseas. A number of wounded veterans participated in the run, which included three routes of varied distances (10K, 5K and 1 mile), by riding hand and foot cycles. Many participants honored loved ones in the military, some of whom gave the ultimate sacrifice, by carrying signs and American flags as they completed the course.
Several local elected officials attended and even participated in the race, including Suffolk County Legislators Kevin McCaffrey and Tom Donnelly. Donnelly, a former Town of Babylon Councilman, organized the race during his time with the town. Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Clerk Gerry Compitello and Lindenhurst Village Mayor Mike Lavorata were also in attendance.