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Veterans Day run for fallen North Adams soldier

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NORTH ADAMS, MA - The first annual 'Up Front for Demar' run/walk in honor of fallen soldier Michael R. Demarsico, took place on Sunday morning in North Adams.

The race began at 8:00 a.m., as participants gathered near the North Adams Police Department.

On August 16th, 2012, 20-year-old Michael DeMarsico was killed by an IED while serving in Afghanistan.

"He did what he wanted to do. He did it with every bit of pride and honor for his country," said Barbara Cahoon, DMarsico's great-grandmother, in August.

DeMarsico's family said he enlisted shortly after graduating from Drury High School, pursuing a lifelong dream of serving his country.

The 'Up Front for Demar' run concluded in the Veterans Memorial Park in North Adams, where participants of the run, tired and proud, gave their respects.

The North Adams community came together on Sunday morning, to honor DeMarsico and to raise money for the scholarship fund in his name.

For more information, or to donate to the Michael DeMarsico scholarship fund, contact Eileen Monyahanor at upfrontfordemar5k@verizon.net, or send donations to Hoosick Bank [attention Laurie Douglas], 93 Main Street, PO Box 997, North Adams, Massachusetts.

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