Monthly archives: September, 2009

Spc. Chris C. Simpson

This weekend is Time of Remembrance, the Washington D.C. ceremony for Gold Star family members, paying tribute to their lost loved ones and to all those who serve our country Military and Non Military. September 27th is also Gold Star Mother’s Day. A Hampton (VA) TV news story interviewed Chris’s mom, Kate McLaughlin, about Chris…

Run for the Fallen Shirts

‘RUN FOR THE FALLEN’ T-SHIRTS & SWEATSHIRTS are now available online at – the proceeds will go toward the completion of the documentary. •Keep up to date with documentary news on Facebook. •For more about To Them That’s Gone, the Run for the Fallen documentary, please visit the film’s website:

Feedback from Fayetteville, AR run

Here is some of the feedback from the 2009 run in NW Arkansas. These responses were received by Jerry Bailey, a participant in the 2008 Run for the Fallen, and two time organizer of RFTF runs in Arkansas. The news article at the end details the impact the 2008 event had on the mother of…

2008 Run for the Fallen photos

Photos from Run for the Fallen, the 2008 run across America honoring our fallen service members. The sign cards were created by students from various schools across the US, from Maui to CT. Unless noted, all photos taken by Triona Dombroski-Fritsch. ©2008 [album id=1 template=compact]

Marine Story: Nicholas George Xiarhos

President Obama met personally with the Xiarhos family in late August, whose son, Nicholas G. Xiarhos, age 21, was killed in action on July 23, 2009. Nicholas was born on Feb. 12, 1988, in Hyannis. He has three other siblings: Alexander, 19, and his twin sisters, Ashlynne and Elizabeth, 15. Nicholas had served two tours…