Whitehall Welcomes You to Vet Fest 2024

The mission of Vet Fest is to provide an uplifting and educational day, bringing the military and civilian communities together to benefit our active duty and military families. This includes providing peer-to-peer networking, outreach from mental health groups, a showcase for military pride, and a display of gratitude. It also serves as a fundraising event for Stop Soldier Suicide.

We have added a virtual component so that everyone can participate from any location. We hope you walk, run, or ruck with us!

Virtual: Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 28

Live: Saturday, September 28, 2023
Time 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Town of Whitehall
801 Mapleton Ave.
Middletown, DE 19709

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Schedule of Events
9:00 AM
5K & 10k Event Registration & Bib Pick-Up
7:00-9:00 AM
Veteran Groups Arrive & Set Up
10:15 AM
Parade, National Anthem, and Pep Rally
11:00 AM
5k Run, 10K Ruck & Family Walk
12:00 PM
Awards & Welcome
12:00 PM
Lunch & Music
12:00-2:00 PM
Veteran & Civilian Group Social
12:00-2:30 PM
The Rock Orchestra presents "Billy Joel"
2:30-4:30 PM
Club Phred & The Blues Brothers Band
4:30 PM
Event Concludes
About Stop Soldier Suicide

Stop Soldier Suicide is the nation’s first veteran-founded-and-led 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to preventing military suicide. The organization believes that no one who has served our country should ever feel alone.

This best-in-class wellness program utilizes evidence-based risk assessment tools to help veterans and service members at risk for suicide. Stop Soldier Suicide offers a comprehensive plan and continuum of care, led by our highly trained case managers, that identifies risk and protective factors, provides connections to resources, and much more.

Learn more at StopSoldierSuicide.org →
About The 22 in 22 Challenge

Every day, approximately 22 veterans and active duty military take their own lives as they succumb to the hidden battles of combat. The 22 in 22 Challenge was created to raise awareness about this crisis.

Teams from across the U.S. will walk, run, bike, wheel, march, or do yoga (or another activity of their choosing) every day for 22 days to raise funds and awareness about the military suicide crisis. All funds raised through the Challenge are donated to Stop Soldier Suicide, in support of their work to get needed resources to veterans and empower the military community for life.

Vet Fest 2023 Sponsors
AAA
AARP
Architectural Alliance
Christiana Healthcare
County Environmental
Delmarva Power/Excelon
Hogs and Heroes Foundation
M&T Bank
Mason Building Group
Nickle Electrical
Northeast Contractors
Plumbers/Pipefitters UA Local 74
PNC Bank
Pop Dot Printing
Ralph G. Degli Obizzi and Sons
Sezna Foundation
Summit Aviation
Tarabicos, Grosso & Hoffman
Vandemark & Lynch
WSFS Bank