A new flag flies at the entrance to the Patrick Wade Memorial Trail.
The flag was presented by State Rep. Kevin Petersen to Patrick’s mother, Shirley Wade. Petersen also presented a certificate validating that the flag had flown over the Wisconsin State Capital.
The presentation occurred during a recent flag pole dedication ceremony was hosted by the Little Wolf River Trails Organization. The flag pole was dedicated to Patrick Wade and all service members.
Several members of the Wade family and other community members were present at the ceremony.
The certificate will be framed and displayed in front of the flag pole at the Beech Street entrance of the Patrick Wade Memorial Trail.
The trail was named to honor Navy Chief Petty Officer Patrick L. Wade, who died July 17, 2007, while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The Manawa native joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from Little Wolf High School in 1987.
He was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington.
After two months of deployment in Iraq, Wade died as a result of enemy action while conducting combat operations in Samarra, Iraq.
He was survived by his wife and their two young daughters.
The Little Wolf River Trails Organization built and maintains a trail system in the city of Manawa.
The trail system runs along the Little Wolf River and includes the Patrick Wade Memorial Trail, located near the Manawa Elementary School.
The purpose of the trail is to provide residents and visitors with a venue for relaxation and exercise.
The organization’s goal is to continue the trail over the Little Wolf River via a railroad trestle. This would allow the Manawa trail system to eventually connect with the Tomorrow River Trail, which runs all the way to Plover.
The Little Wolf River Trails Organization hosts an annual Stampede Run/Walk to help fund the trail improvements and maintenance.
A total of 162 people recently participated in the seventh annual Stampede Run/Walk.
This year’s race included music by YoDJ Entertainment and the addition of the County Road B trail to the 10k race.
In the 5k race, Ashton Arnold won with a time of 18:28. Kameron Burmeister was the first female with a time of 18.57.
In the 10k race, Sean Anderson won the men’s race with a time of 37:41. Kellee Colvard won the female’s race in 46:53.
For more information, visit www.orgsites.com/wi/littlewolfrivertrails.