This is the secondary count. While I may be still missing runs (unreported – email@example.com), as well as a few runs scheduled for late September, including the upcoming NJ Run for the Fallen, we are closer to the actual number. Again, I am extremely happy to say that we’ve broken a new mileage record! 8300 runners from 45 states (not all have been listed on the event page) ran an astounding 49,222 miles. I am blown away to say the least.
Thank you to all who organized and to all who participated. Thank you for taking the time to remember.
NJ Run for the Fallen 2010 pics.
Day 1: http://2010njrftf.shutterfly.com/
Day 2: http://2010njrftfdaytwo.shutterfly.com/
Other photos from Hempstead, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Dayton, OH; Augusta, IL; Charleston, IL; NY, NY; Maryland; Elk Horn, IA; Lake of the Ozarks, MO; Hendersonville, TN; and Merced, CA.
In the midst of tallying miles, and I am taking a quick break. After having visited Salem, OR on Tuesday for an Honor & Remember ceremony and heard countless stories of George’s journey across the US, I found it fitting that I came across an awards contest that celebrates those who give back to their community. The Stay Classy Awards has two categories that I think aptly fits George and the Honor & Remember team, Volunteer Award and Most Effective Awareness Campaign. George has traveled to over half the 50 states in the past few months, and has had state legislators from each state sign his petition for adopting the Honor & Remember flag (for more on Honor & Remember’s mission, please visit honorandremember.org). His journey is a worthy one, and one that should be given more attention than it has. Getting this mission more attention through a national outlet (even if it’s a competition) is worth the five minutes it takes to nominate someone.
If you have a moment, please visit the site and nominate George/Honor & Remember for his unwavering dedication and noble mission.
Now, back to the grind.
As we are in the midst of the 3rd Annual Run for the Fallen National Weekend, I just wanted to quickly say thank you to all who organized and participated in this year’s run. I have been slowly been getting updates/mileage from folks all across the country, and so far it’s been a huge success. Almost over 25,000 miles in remembrance and counting. I will be tallying the miles over the next week and getting back to everyone. (And of course there are runs still scheduled for September)!
If you haven’t gotten your miles in, please feel free to leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a follow-up to my previous post, below is the official letter from the Run for the Fallen Documentary film production crew. Again, I’ve attached the documentary project summary.
We are pleased to inform you that we have just launched a new website for “To Them That’s Gone”, the documentary of Run for the Fallen. We wanted you to be among the first to know because of your valued participation in this project.
While we appreciate your unwavering support of the Film and the Run, we do not forget their underlying purpose: remembrance of service members here and gone, not the least of which is our dear friend Michael J. Cleary, who continues to inspire us all.
When you have a chance, please visit http://www.tothemthatsgone.com and check out the new site, including new work-in-progress videos and other features. Please share with your family, friends, and co-workers and help us spread the word!
Also, if you are not yet a Fan of our Facebook page, please visit http://www.facebook.com/tothemthatsgone to join the conversation.
We are currently in the thick of the editing process, and we hope to have the film completed in early 2011 so that we may begin screenings and seek distribution. Please stay tuned.
Thanks very much for your support!
Producers, “To Them That’s Gone”
Film for the Fallen LLC