Police assist veterans with memorial walk
CENTREVILLE — From Saturday, Oct. 29, to Monday, Oct. 31, Mar yland State Police Centreville along with allied agencies from Queen Anne’s, Kent and Cecil counties assisted a group of military war veterans in a walk from the Bay Bridge to the MD/DE line on Route 301. Their ultimate destination was the New Castle County Police Department headquarters in New Castle, Del., arriving Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Leading this group was Nick Hurst, who is a police officer from the New Castle County Police Department. Hurst is also a United States Marine Corps war veteran.
The walk is titled, “2/6 Marines Memorial March,” because this is the unit in which Hurst served from December 2004-December 2008. During that time frame Hurst’s unit was deployed twice to Fallujah, Iraq. He created this Memorial March to honor the men he lost in combat and those from his unit who took their own lives because of post traumatic stress disorder.
The walk began on Oct. 27 at Hurst’s roommate’s gravestone in the Arlington National Cemetery and ended at the New Castle County Police Headquarters on Nov. 1.
Hurst is raising money for the Semper Fi Fund.
At the end of the Mar yland stretch of the Walk, Maryland State Police Lieutenant (Ret) Kevin Wood treated the group to lunch at his Chick-fil-A restaurant in Middletown, Del.
Retired Maryland State Police Lt. Kevin Wood treated the group of veterans on the 2/6 Marines Memorial Walk to lunch at the Middletown Chick-fil-A.