Run for the Fallen KY

KENTUCKY (6/29/18) — Runners honoring fallen American service members will cross the Indiana-Kentucky border Saturday on their cross-country run to Arlington National Cemetery.

The group will cross the Ohio River near Henderson Saturday on their way to Owensboro, running through Spottsville, Reed, and Stanley. On Sunday, the runners will travel from Owensboro to Greenville, passing through Utica, Nuckols, Livermore, and Central City on their way south. Runners will travel from Greenville to Fort Campbell Monday, passing through Nortonville, Crofton and Hopkinsville.

“America’s Run for the Fallen” is organized by Honor and Remember, a veteran and Gold Star Family organization that seeks to individually recognize nearly 20,000 fallen service members since the USS Cole (October 2000). Each mile along the 6,000-mile route, from Fort Irwin, California to Arlington National Cemetery, runners pause for a short ceremony to remember by calling each name out loud of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guard and marines killed on a different day since the War on Terror began.

Kentucky Transporation Cabinet asks drivers to be aware of participants in close proximity to the road as they make their way through western Kentucky. At every mile, runners stop and have a brief ceremony where there may be family, friends and supporters of the fallen service member present.

This year, “America’s Run for the Fallen” marks the 10-year-anniversary of the first Run for the Fallen. But, never has there been a Fallen Military Tribute on this scale or magnitude, organizers said. The event has grown in the number of participants and, sadly, the number of service members honored. By the time the race finishes in August, Gold Star families, veterans, and other supporters from the community will have run 6,000 miles through 19 states on their journey.

The 2018 “America’s Run for the Fallen” began April 7 in Fort Irwin and has since covered more than 3,500 miles. 

To follow the Kentucky route, click hereLoved ones can find the location of their heroes by visiting Find A Hero, or can add a Hero if their name does not appear at Add Your Hero.

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Information provided by Jaye Lene Long

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