Original post is here. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and ran at the event!
Yesterday, August 22nd, was the annual Run for The Fallen.
This is an event that honors those brave individuals from Maine that have lost their lives during the current Iraq/Afghanistan wars. It is a 65 kilometer run from Ogunquit to Monument Square in Portland. At each kilometer, a sign and picture honoring one of the fallen is placed; one kilometer for each of the 65 that have been killed in action since 9-11. Last year there were 58.
To honor and recognize the incredible sacrifices the families have made, the organizers had volunteers stand at each marker along the route as the runners pass by. To 'stand with those who are lost', so they are not alone.
We received this note from the Wounded Heroes director of Maine, Pam P.
What an amazing day yesterday. A 65km run honoring the 65 young men killed in action during the Iraq/Afghanistan war.WHofM jumped in as a volunteer team to help with this important event.
Imagine our surprise when [redacted] visited, chatted, stayed until every last person had time to talk with them and have pictures taken. They were incredibly kind and genuine and it was such a treat. Thought you boys might like to see pictures. Pam..
The Run for the Fallen ended with a lobster bake (it IS Maine after all)...
And there were two surprise visitors who showed up to support the event...surrounded by the Warrior Legacy Foundation's Wounded Heroes of Maine Team.