Run for the Fallen

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This is how the nationwide run will work –

Each day’s run will encompass approximately 50 miles. There will be a pre-staked Hero Marker to identify our stops for every mile each day. The marker will have a specific date and time that the runners will arrive. The timing is very specific and will be listed by mile number at specific intervals. Between 10 to 12 minutes between each mile. A small core team of four minimum physically trained athletes (16 per day),  running approx. 9-10 minute miles, will arrive at the designated time (or as close as possible). When runners arrive at the hero marker they will be carrying three 3×5 flags as well as the names of each hero. American Stars and Stripes, the flag of the State we are in and the Honor and Remember Flag. The runners will stop at the marker and will come to attention, read the rank, name, branch of service and date of death of each hero. They will place the Bio just read, alongside the Hero Marker, step back, come to attention and salute. Runners will take turns carrying and placing the bios. After salute the runners will pay respects to waiting immediate family members if present with a hug. Retrieve flags from those holding, if present) and then begin next mile. This will be accomplished in 90 seconds or less. There will be no hesitation, other families are waiting ahead. Each mile is tentatively planned for 10-15 minutes apart.  Families can fellowship before and after runners arrive at that mile with advance team and each other.

America’s Run will bring tribute to every service member who died since the USS Cole. Starting April 7, 2018 at Fort Irwin, CA, the run will cross nineteen states and over 6000 miles. The plan is to run one mile intervals stopping at pre-placed hero markers and reading the names of specific fallen at each marker. Mile after mile across the nation stopping each night for planned ceremonies, we will be reaching the gates of Arlington National Cemetery, depending on the number of future casualties, sometime within 120 days of the start.

Stephanie Whisler
Army Survivor Outreach Services
Support Coordinator
HRCI Contractor
2000 N 33rd St
Lincoln, NE 68524
Office – 402-309-7466
Cell – 531-500-7190


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