It's been three years since Delmar lost one of its sons, and although Capt. Timothy Moshier may be gone, he is certainly not forgotten.
The third annual Capt. Timothy J. Moshier Memorial 5K Run/Walk will hit the streets on Saturday, May 2. Moshier's widow, Katie, said this year's race is a little later to be less conflicting with other community events and to take advantage of some warmer weather.
Katie Moshier helped start the race three years ago and said this year the Captain Timothy J. Moshier Foundation is offering free admission to all disabled veterans who want to participate in the run/walk.
We moved it back, we learned our lesson last year, Moshier said. "It was Little League opening day and second week of spring break and there were five other races, plus the weather factor."
Moshier is now a spokeswoman for STRIDE Adaptive Sports, a multidisciplinary, educational organization specializing in therapeutic recreation-related services for individuals with disabilities. She said some disabled vets approached her about participating in the event.
"We thought it would be a nice tribute to their service," Moshier said about the disabled vets. "We just started opening the forms yesterday ... and one was just a random local veteran so that's exciting that we can offer this to them."
The event has grown each year and organizers are hoping for another successful run.
The run/walk honors Moshier, who died while serving in Iraq on April 1, 2006, when the Apache helicopter he was flying was shot down. He was a Bethlehem graduate and the father of a newborn daughter. Katie Moshier has been on hand to help to organize the event each year and watches their daughter Natalie run in the Tot-Trot portion of the race.
"She going to be four, she's going to be bumped up into the next category soon," Moshier joked.