RUN FOR THE FALLEN
Tallahassee to Jacksonville | 170+ Miles
Using the model from America's Run for the Fallen 6,000 mile tribute, Honor and Remember Inc. has established the Florida Run for the Fallen. It is a compilation of runners and support crew whose mission is clear and simple: To run specific miles for every Florida service member killed as a result in serving during the War on Terror including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Each mile of sweat and pain and each flag saluted, is to pay homage to one service member’s life and their family.
The second week in February we run across Florida to raise awareness for the lives of those who fought and died, to rejuvenate their memories and keep their spirits alive and to aid in the healing process for the Florida residents whose lives have been affected by the war.
We are dedicated to Honor and Remember as we blaze a 170 mile tribute trail to Jacksonville.
One Mission ~ One Team ~ One Tribute
Although we visibly run one marker to honor and remember each fallen hero from the current conflicts, the total run represents every service member from Florida who laid down their lives for freedom's cause. Thousands have sacrificed to preserve our way of life. And we give tribute to each contemporary hero we remember others who have given the ultimate sacrifice throughout history. Florida being rich in the foundation of this country has given many of her sons and daughters.
Regardless of war or conflict, branch of service or method of death, we ultimately run for them all, honoring their service and sacrifice, and remembering that they each gave up a future so that we could have ours. We give tribute to them by name wherever possible and to the sacrifice of the families they left behind.
...until the run
Laura Sutton, Director
Shanon Haddox, Asst Director
Shanon Haddox, Volunteers/maps
Randy Haddox, Runer Director
Steve Weinrich, Hero Markers
William Thomas, Advance Team
Stacy Fonda, Advance Team/meals
unassigned, Gold Star Coordinator
Don Haddox, Vehicle Support
Carol Kasprik, Vehicle Support
Cruise America, Transportation
MDV, nutrition product and supplies
Crystal Lance, Nat'l Support Resources
Jacquelynn Cook, Nat'l Finance
Tallahassee Support Team
Jacksonville Support Team