Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Freedom Point - Share your thanks

The dome-shaped tent in Bushnell Park drew lots of eyes on race day last October.  The new Freedom Point military hospitality venue provided comfortable seating, refreshments and private portalets for active duty military, Reserve, National Guard, and veterans and their families. 

With the generous support of Bank of America, the complimentary service will be available again at the Eversource Hartford Marathon, but with an added attraction – a Freedom Point gratitude wall to include thoughts and thank you’s from the HMF community. Whether a general message of appreciation, a memory in honor of a loved one or a photograph of someone you know that should be recognized for their service – the gratitude wall is all about what you want to share.

We’ll be collecting messages and photos in comments here, via email to and on our Facebook page or via Twitter and Instagram through Patriot Day, September 11.  If sharing a photo for the wall, include the name and service information of the person pictured as well as your information (or info for the person submitting). 

For every message or photo that includes #TroopThanks, Bank of America will donate $1, up to $1 million, to Wounded Warrior Project. which helps veterans transition back to civilian life.

Thanks also to Bank of America for providing comp entry to four eligible service members to run Eversource Hartford.  For more details or to register for the Eversource Hartford Marathon & Half Marathon, visit


  1. How do we gain access to Freedom Point on race day? Do we need to show military / veteran ID card?

    1. Yes, that's all you need! Here are details:

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  3. Huge thank you to my husband Joe (U.S. Navy),father in law (navy and army), nephews, Niece, (army), and brothers (marines and navy) who fought for our freedom!! #troopthanks

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