One Mile for Every Serviceperson We Lost in the War on Terror
Over the weekend, Albany wasn't just a celebration of all forms of love. It became a finish line for the New York leg of a run for a very important cause.
According to their Facebook, Run for the Fallen all started on Flag Day in 2008. Their mission is to bring awareness to all of the lives lost between Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. They begin in California and run to Arlington National Cemetery, one mile for every service member who has fallen between those missions began.
On Sunday, the New York leg of Run for the Fallen finished after three days of running. The entire run takes ten weeks. Each mile is marked with an American flag and a reflection and remembrance of each person lost since the War on Terror began. The last stop in New York, was at the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument in LaFayette Park with a ceremony.
The next stop won't be until September in Colorado. You can follow their journeys and watch the life feeds of their runs on Facebook.