Thursday, May 8, 2008

Run for the Fallen

I stumbled on this tonight.

Run for the Fallen.

This is their mission statement from their website:

Run for the Fallen is a collective of runners whose mission is clear and simple: To run one mile for every American service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

On June 14, 2008, we run across America to raise awareness about the lives of those who fought, to activate their memories and keep their spirits alive, to support organizations that help wounded veterans and the families of those killed (Wounded Warrior Project, Yellow Ribbon Fund, HUGSS (Helping Unite Gold Star Survivors), and the 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund), and to aid the healing process for those Americans whose lives have been affected by the war.

We refuse any political affiliation or agenda, but simply honor those who have fought, and those who have fallen under the American flag.

If they are going by near you, you can join in and run with them. They will run from Fort Irwin, CA, to Arlington National Cemetery.

UPDATE: You can go here and post your information if you are organizing a run on the 24th of August, running each day at your own location, etc. You can also say who you are running for.


dutchgirl said...

Oh wow... I really wish their route went by me. I'm hope that there is a local Run for the Fallen nearby in August, or I may just have to organize one myself. Great find, thanks!

Anonymous said...

It's coming through downtown here - I'll be joining in.