I never had the privilege of meeting Glen Doherty in person, but I feel confident in telling you all today that he is my hero.
Glen gave his life for our country during the September 2012 attacks on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya. As a senior in high school in Glen’s hometown of Winchester, MA at the time, I felt immediately connected to him and was deeply affected by the news. I had the honor of playing the Navy hymn for Glen as the motorcade carrying his remains passed through the center of town. It was an experience that I will never forget, and the emotion that came over me was like nothing else I had ever felt.
Since then, Glen has guided me from above to become the person that I am today. I strive to emulate his of selflessness in my everyday life, and have answered the call to serve my country and community as a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
Today, I’m asking you all to help me continue to honor Glen Doherty’s life and legacy by giving the gift of education to our servicemen/women and their families. Transitioning veterans and their families need and deserve all the help they can get, so I encourage you to give what you can in support of my 2020 Boston Marathon campaign for the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation.
Thank you, and see you on the course!