The Third Annual “Walk for the Fallen” is a FREE event which will take place Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 11:30AM. The walk will be held at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, as a part of “Operation Freedom Bird 2013,” which will begin Saturday and continue through Sunday, August 25. More information can be found at or by calling Brad Steckelberg at 605-376-9881. The purpose for this event is to walk a mile honoring service members who have died as a result of war. We will read the names of all of South Dakota’s Fallen Heroes we’ve lost since September 11, 2001.

The Sioux Falls walk is observed by the families of SSG Jeremy D Vrooman (Army), SSG Robb Rolfing (Army), SSG Gregory Wagner (SD Army National Guard), and 1LT Thomas Martin (Army), as well as many friends and supporters.