America’s Run for the Fallen completing coast-to-coast run to Arlington

virginiaRunners honoring fallen American service members will cross the North Carolina-Virginia border on their cross-country run to Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.

“America’s Run for the Fallen” is organized by Honor and Remember, a veteran and Gold Star Family organization that seeks to individually recognize nearly 20,000 Fallen Service Members since the USS Cole (October 2000). Each mile along the 6,100 mile route from Fort Irwin, Calif., to Arlington National Cemetery, runners pause for a short ceremony to remember by calling each name out loud of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guard and marines killed on a different day since the War on Terror began.

This year, “America’s Run for the Fallen” marks the ten-year-anniversary of the first Run for the Fallen.  Never has there been a Fallen Military Tribute on this scale or magnitude. The event has grown both in the number of participants and, sadly, the number of service members honored.  By the time the race finishes in August, Gold Star families, veterans, and other supporters from the community will have run 6,100 miles through 19 states on their journey from Fort Irwin, California to Arlington National Cemetery.

The 2018 “America’s Run for the Fallen” began on April 7th in Fort Irwin and has since covered over 5,200 miles.  On August 1, runners will travel from Moyock, NC on the North Carolina-Virginia border to First Landing State Park, circling Norfolk and passing through Virginia Beach.  On August 2, runners will travel from Virginia Beach to Saluda, passing through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, Newport News, and Yorktown before crossing the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge.  On August 3, runners will travel from Saluda to Dahlgren, passing through Center Cross, Tappahannock, and Port Conway.  On August 4, runners will travel from Dahlgren to Manassas, passing through King George, Fredericksburg, and Prince William Forest Park.  On August 5, runners will complete America’s Run for the Fallen, traveling from Manassas to Arlington where a full day of ceremony is planned to conclude this historic event.

The public is invited to attend the August 5th, Arlington, VA America’s Run for the Fallen Final Day

  • 1k HERO RUN at Fort Myer in the morning
  • 11AM – Brunch Special in Honor of America’s Run for the Fallen, on own at: The Board Room in Arlington
  • 1:15 PM Old Post Chapel greet the Core Group, walk the final mile together to Section 60.
  • 2 PM Closing Ceremonies – Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60.
  • 4 PM After-Event Social Gathering at The Board Room in Arlington

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