NJ RUN FOR THE FALLEN SEPT. 23RD - 27TH, 2015
One Mile — One Flag — One Hero
September 23rd - 27th, 2015
In an apolitical reflection of remembrance a team of active military personnel from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and other bases across the US will come together to embark on a 186 mile run that honors every New Jersey service member killed in support of Operations in Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn and all wars and conflicts.
Each mile is dedicated to a New Jersey Hero and their family. The run will stop at each Hero Marker presenting a flag and personalized biography to waiting loved ones and comrades with the goal of creating a 186 mile memorial trail through New Jersey.
Wednesday, September 23rd at 5:30 pm-Sunset Beach
Please join us at 5:30 pm Wednesday evening as we join the Hume Family at Sunset Beach for a special ceremony which is dedicated to all New Jersey Fallen Service Members. Many families of those who gave their lives will be present for this ceremony along with the runners and the run support team. This is an emotional and touching event that we encourage everyone to attend. It is important to the families that we do not forget the sacrifice they and their loved ones made for our country.
Thursday, September 24th Starting at 8:00 am
The team will leave the Cape May Lighthouse and run through Cape May Point — Lower Township — City of Cape May — West Cape May — Wildwood Crest —- Wildwood — North Wildwood — Stone Harbor — Avalon — Sea Isle City and finishing in Ocean City at 5:30 pm at American Legion Post 524.
Thursday, September 24th-Cape May Run Route
Please support the runners and Honor our Heroes, by coming out to cheer them on
as they pass, and by displaying the American Flag.
The runners will be stopping twice in Cape May, New Jersey this year. At approximately 8:35 am, the runners will arrive at Sunset Boulevard and Columbia in West Cape May and will proceed down Broadway to Beach Avenue, stopping at Patterson Avenue to honor Spc. Simeon Hunte at approximately 8:46 am. The runners will continue on Beach turning left onto Gurney Street and stop at the Cape May Veterans’ Monument at approximately 8:56 am, where LCpl. Curtis A. Christensen, Jr., OS-2 William C. “Billy” Trapnell, IV and all veterans of World War I will be honored. From there the runners will continue on Columbia Avenue making a right onto Decatur Street, to W. Perry Street, then Myrtle Street, right onto Broadway, left onto 4th Avenue, right onto Columbia Avenue to Moore Street, stopping at West Cape May Elementary School and then continuing onto Broadway and out of town. The run will continue up the coast of New Jersey through September 27th.
For full details please visit our website at NJRunForTheFallen.com and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/NJRFTF
NJ Run for THE FALLEN INC. - FEIN - 3718089
Affiliated with the New Jersey Gold Star Family Monument Foundation Inc.
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