NY Run For The Fallen - June 10-12, 2016
One Mile ~ One marker ~ One hero
Honor and Remember, Inc. and NY Run For The Fallen, have partnered in a special event to call attention to, and honor the men & woman who have died recently in military service. A team of 25 runners will embark on a 140+ mile run, from Syracuse to Albany, doing 8.5 minute miles, across the middle of the state of NY to honor the 292 Veterans who have died as a result of serving during the war on Terror and in support of Operation.Iraq Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation New Dawn.
Each mile of the route will be dedicated to an individual hero and his family or her family. The running team will stop at each “hero” marker to give individual tribute to the waiting Gold Star family members, friends, and comrades. The goal of the event is to create a memorial trail through New York State. Each hero marker tribute will include the biographical description of the hero along with American and Honor and Remember Flags.
Although we try to get as many services and provisions donated as we can there are expenses incurred in "enabling" our mission such as food and accommodations for the Core Run Team and support staff, event T-shirts for the runners, police escorts, and Gold Star Families, insurace, permits, nutritional supplies etc. that we may have to purchase.
All donations collected above the needed expenses will be used to further the national mission of Honor and Remember, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.