Devotees and visitors took part in this annual walk-a-thon. The theme for this annual walk-a-thon was “Walking for Families of our Heroes”. Everyone came early to Kitty Hollow Park located at 3434 Hwy 6 south in Missouri City to take part in this walk. Pujya Jnanpurushswami addressed the gathering and talked about why this walk is a special one. In his speech he talked about HDH Pramukh Swami’s message to help the community we live in and his motto of “In joy of others lies our own”. District Attorney John Healy was the invited guest. In his speech Hon. John Healy talked about September 11 tragedy and asked everyone to raise awareness towards terrorist activity and take action against it. After doing poojan of Thakorji and shanti path Pujya Jnanpurush Swami tied a sacred thread on Hon. John Healy’s right hand as per Hindu vedic ceremony. Hon John Healy then opened the walk-a-thon by untying the sacred thread. Young children along with adults were very exited to finish this 5 mile walk around the park and started to walk as fast as they can to show true American Sprit with Eastern values. This was also a day of fasting for most but still morale was high and almost every participant completed this 5 mile walk for our heroes.