Memorial Day Ruck: 24 for the 22

Jacob DeSantis, a Burlington Police Officer and United States Army Veteran, will be conducting a ruck march to honor our nation’s past and present service members. The ruck will take place this Memorial Day (May 31, 2021).

This past Veterans Day Jake, and his friend 1st Lieutenant Joseph Morgan, completed a 22-mile ruck as a way to show their support for fellow Veterans and our Gold Star families. Jake and LT Morgan’s altruism were a refreshing display of hope during these challenging times, especially among our Veteran population. They were able to raise $14,396 in just one week in support of our mission, surpassing their original goal of $500 to be donated.

Jake will be conducting a 24-hour ruck march in order to raise money once again for Massachusetts Fallen Heroes. The march will begin at 12:00 AM on May 31, 2021 and will conclude at 12:00 AM on June 01, 2021. The ruck will take place in its entirety at the Burlington High School track located at 123 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803.