Sunday, August 22, 2010

65km for 65 Heroes

It's 4:40am and we are about to leave for Ogunquit Maine to take part in our first ever tribute run. Today we will be running somewhere b/w 50-65km as part of "Run For The Fallen, Maine." The run honors the life of the 65 service men and women from Maine who have died since September 11th. You can check out the website HERE.
We will be in Maine for a few days and we will post some pictures from the event when we get back. It looks like a really emotional event, if you have time, watch some of the video on the website. Each kilometer is marked with a sign/picture of each soldier and their families will be standing at their as well. There is a ceremony before and after the run. Please keep these people and all other military families in your thoughts today. It doesn't matter what you think about the war, bottom line is there are good, brave people dying for us and we should all honor them and be thankful for them.



We will post a recap in a few days. Hope you are all having a nice weekend.

13 comments:

misszippy said...

Incredible! Way to use what you love to do something worthy. Enjoy it.

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

What a nice tribute to our fallen soldiers. I am so appreciative of our military and the sacrifices they make, and each family makes, for us to live in a free country.

Leah B. said...

This is amazing and I can't wait for the recap. This made me a little emotional just reading about it. Good luck to you guys!

Johann said...

It is great to be part of such a run. Having the families there is very emotional but also very special. I ran a race a while back that had the name of some battle where SA soldiers died at every kilometer mark. Was very special.

teacherwoman said...

Now that is an awesome tribute!

Marlene said...

This sounds amazing. Can't wait to hear about it!

Denise said...

wow, what a great tribute. can't wait to hear about it.

Katie A. said...

That sounds like a run I would totally love to do! Hope you all made it safe and sound! Thanks for running.

Amanda said...

That's an awesome reason to run. I hope you had a great run and I can't wait to hear more about it!

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Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Love it!! I think this would be such a touching event.

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gmontalvo13 said...

what an amazing tribute!