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Camp Pendleton 'Young Marine' Chris, 9, runs the obstacle course

Fitness and More at Walk a Mile In Our Boots Street Fair

Oceanside CA— Oceanside Public Library held a Veteran and Active Duty Street Fair titled ‘Walk a Mile in Our Boots’ on Saturday in the Civic Center Plaza. The Street Fair was part of the Oceanside Public Library’s participation in War Comes Home, an initiative from California Humanities to encourage dialog between Active Duty Military, Veterans and the general public.

The fair  featured local organizational resources for Veterans and Active Duty members of the local community. Camp Pendleton ‘Young Marines’ put on a fitness demonstration ( see short video on Instagram here [Link]) and Buffalo Wild Wings feeds the participants at the fair.

P.O.W. put on a demonstration in the libraries community room displaying some of the things the do in their classes for Veterans and active duty military members. See a short video on our Instagram page[Link] P.O.W classes feature MMA style fitness and yoga along with peer-to-peer support at no cost. To learn more about P.O.W. visit their website [Link].

The War Comes Home event was a part of California Reads, a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
Cal Humanities is a non-profit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information on Cal Humanities, please visit www.calhum.org.