Tag: “Operation Iraqi Freedom”

August 22/23, 2009

At the end of the cross-country remembrance run, Run for the Fallen, in 2008 there was a call for individuals and communities alike to run/walk one mile in honor of a fallen service member. No one truly knew how our request would be answered. Emails were sent back and forth, a laundry list of participants…


Run for the Fallen 2009

Run for the Fallen announces event for 2009. During the weekend of August 22/23, 2009, Run for the Fallen encourages anyone, wherever they are, to go out and run/walk one mile for a fallen service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Similar to our Final Day event in 2008, we will…


Joshua Tree: Day 6: June 20

We ran by the giant wind farm in Indio, CA this morning.  It was indeed super windy, but what a view!  It was mesmerizing to watch the different sizes and speeds of the giant windmill turbines, and to think about the number of mills at work.  Against the gorgeous mountains, the turbines became the breathtaking…


Soldier Story: Lucas A. Frantz

Each day, we will randomly highlight one service member’s life, and include links and stories. We choose to never forget, and this is our way, before the run, to remember our fallen service members. From futons to recliners, Lucas A. Frantz somehow seemed to break several pieces of furniture just by sitting in them. While…


Soldier Story: Jesse M. Lhotka

Each day, we will randomly highlight one service member’s life, and include links and stories. We choose to never forget, and this is our way, before the run, to remember our fallen service members. When Jesse Lhotka showed up for a blind date holding a single white rose, his future wife thought he was too…