- Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:28
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- One Mile - One Marker - One Hero
Honor and Remember, Inc and RunfortheFallen.org are partnering in a special event to call attention to and honor the men and women who have recently died in military service to America.
A team of more than 30 active duty members of the military from bases throughout VA and other locations
across the U.S. will embark on a 230-mile journey to honor every Virginia service member who died as a result of serving during the War on Terror and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
Each mile of the route will be dedicated to an individual VA hero and his or her family. The run team will stop at each “Hero Marker” HM (each mile marker) to give individual tribute to waiting Gold Star family members,
Nick Mason is Marker #142 close to intersection of 301 & 206. Valero's (we think) around 7 p.m. On Saturday, the runners will head up Dahlgren Rd to pass by American Legion Post 89 at 8 a.m. on route to Route 3 and points west & north to Arlington.
Rick Frazier's son, Josh Frazier's marker is #140 by B gate at 6:40 p.m.
VA “Run for the Fallen” will kick off on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 7:30 a.m. at Fort Story, VA, with a “start” ceremony for the four-day, 230 plus mile run through Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Gloucester, Tappahannock, King George, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Quantico, Dumfries, Prince William County, Manassas, Fairfax County, Annandale, Alexandria and Arlington to finish at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, at 1pm Sunday May 5th. More details and route maps will be available here: www.varunforthefallen.org
On Sunday afternoon, as the run enters Arlington there will again be opportunities for the public to show their support and walk alongside our team for the last mile from Fort Myer’s Old Post Chapel at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall to Cemetery Section 60, where many Virginia heroes have been lain to rest.
For more information and to find out how to participate by joining the run or to donate or volunteer please visit the VA Run for the Fallen website at www.varunforthefallen.org.
American Legion Post 89 of King George was contacted by the group and asked to provide dinner to the Veterans supporting this team effort. The team should arrive in Dahlgren sometime Friday, May 3. They are going to be staying at the Holiday Inn Express over night. Members of Post 89 and other volunteers will provide dinner at Dahlgren United Methodist Church (located just outside the main base gate.) Latest update is that dinner is to be served at approx. 8 p.m.
Come out and show your support. If you can’t make it to Arlington, try and line the streets of King George. These runners and supporters are spending four days to honor the fallen.
Surely, we can give up an hour or two.