One kilometer for every service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
On Flag Day, June 14, 2008, a dedicated team of runners ran across America from Fort Irwin, CA to Arlington National Cemetery, one mile for every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For ten weeks, team members marked each mile with an American flag and signcard in an apolitical reflection of remembrance of each service member.
Each year since the run across America, runners from around the world have joined Run for the Fallen in remembering our fallen. Over 50,000+ participants and over 200,000+ miles have been collectively run in remembrance of those fallen in OIF and OEF.
To learn more about Run for the Fallen, please visit http://www.runforthefallen.org/
Run for the Fallen CT is dedicated to honoring Connecticut’s fallen heroes through public events and community outreach. It also serves as a larger reflection of all United States service men and women killed in all conflicts to ensure our heroes are never forgotten.
The annual memorial run is an apolitical remembrance gathering in support of the families, friends, and comrades of service members killed in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and other post-9/11 conflicts.