Monthly archives: August, 2008

Thank You

The runners are in the midst of unpacking vehicles, returning to hometowns, and one by one, punching the timecards back at work. Please be patient as we answer emails, respond to questions, write our thank yous, tally the miles from the 24th, and update pictures & website. We cannot thank everyone enough who made this…


RFTF: August 24, 2008

We run tomorrow in honor and remembrance of all service members killed during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. There are runs being organized in over 35 states and 7 countries (4 continents). Some have organized and run during the Run for the Fallen memorial run across America. Dallas High School in Dallas, PA…


August 21: Quantico, VA

Today began on the Potomac River outside the Day’s Inn. Before the start, we were met by Chris Simpson’s mother, Kate. The posters she and her fiance brought with pictures of Chris were absolutely amazing. The memory card Kate brought with her reads, “I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one, I’d…


Colonial Beach, VA: Aug 20, 2008

We’ve made it to the Potomac River and Colonial Beach! Today we spent our first time inside a fire station, as we were received by the town council, mayor, police and fire dept., and local denizens. What a warm welcome. The mayor presented Run for the Fallen with a Proclamation from the town, we were…


August 7: TN

Excerpt from the journal of Steve Bellona, who came out and ran with the team from Aug 3-8. Aug. 7 “It has been a great trip. I have run about 15 miles, but today drove the U-Haul van with Triona Fritsch to document each flag and service member. It was just as rewarding as running…