Veteran stands for fallen soldiers
Updated: Sunday, 22 May 2011, 5:51 PM MDT
RIO RANCH, N.M. (KRQE) - A Marine veteran from Indiana was on a special mission Sunday in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Mark Dolfini started the "Standing for the Fallen" program to raise money for wounded service-members from Iraq and Afghanistan, undergoing medical treatment in Germany.
He started the program one year ago Sunday.
Dolfini and a rotation of other veterans stood at attention at 28th Street and Southern Avenue in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Money raised will go toward the purchase of comfort items for wounded service members.
Starting with his first stand last year, which initiated a series of weekend events culminating with a 24-hour July 4th Stand, and through many of his special brand of events since then, Mark Dolfini has raised donations which have benefited many hundreds of wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center through Soldiers' Angels Germany.
Assisted by local resident Karrie Bota, Mark's Standing for the Fallen event this past weekend in Rio Rancho, New Mexico was one of the most successful ever. On behalf of Soldiers' Angels and our wounded warriors at Landstuhl hospital, we'd like to thank OUR Angels Mark, Karrie, and the generous folks of Rio Rancho for their support. Semper Fi and God bless!
Supporters across the country can participate in Dolfini's "Standing for the Fallen" by making monetary donations through the Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 53, Lafayette, IN 47902.
For information about future events, follow Standing for the Fallen on Facebook.