Wachter served with Marine Helicopter Squadron One, U.S. Marine Corps, with a deployment to Afghanistan.
This is the schedule of events at Boy Scout Base Camp, 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling:
8:00 a.m. Say Thanks Day day-of registration opens 8:55 a.m. A military airplane flyover with T6 Texans (WWII-era training planes) in missing man formation 9:00 a.m. 10K run and 5K/Marine RECON Challenge begin 9:10 a.m. 2-mile walk begins 9:30 a.m. Kids' Carnival inflatables open 10:15 a.m.
Say Thanks Day program: Presentation of MMAF grants,
post race/walk refreshments and announcement of race and prize drawing
winners. 10:30 a.m. Live music from Emerson Avenue Band, Base Camp ropes course and climbing walls, and static military display. 10:45 a.m. Base Camp Magic Show featuring Allen Johnson 12:00 p.m. Say Thanks Day ends
To learn more about Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund, visit www.MMAF.org.
If you'd like to volunteer and/or have other questions, call 1-877-MN-THANX (877-668-4269).