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#Indiana 140-Mile “Run for the Fallen” Tribute Event, May 15-17, 2015

Run for the Fallen

Run for the Fallen, May 15-17, 2015. Image provided by the event organizers and used with written permission.

By Don Finnegan
Honor and Remember, Inc.

Indiana “RUN FOR THE FALLEN” to Honor and Remember Indiana Military Service Members

Relay Team to Cover One Mile for Each Fallen Service Member in Tribute Run across Indiana

Honor and Remember, Inc. and its Indiana Chapter are partnering in a special event to call attention to and honor the men and women who recently died in military service to America.

A team of more than 20 active duty members of the military from bases throughout Indiana and other locations across the U.S. will embark on a 140 mile journey to honor every Indiana service member who died as a result of serving during the war on terror and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

Each mile of the route will be dedicated to an individual Arizona hero and his or her family. The run team will stop at each “Hero Marker” HM (each mile marker) to give individual tribute to waiting Gold Star family members, friends and comrades.

The goal of the event is to create a 140+ mile memorial trail through Indiana. Each hero marker tribute will include a biographical description of the hero along with American and Honor and Remember Flags.

Indiana “Run for the Fallen” will kick off on Friday morning, May 15, 2015, at 7:30 am, with a “start” ceremony at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The three-day, 140 mile run includes many cities and counties in Indiana including Fort Wayne, Decatur, Berne, Geneva, Portland, Redkey, Albany, Muncie, Daleville, Anderson and Pendleton, finishing on Sunday, May 17, at Veterans Memorial Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, at 1:30 pm.

For more information and to find out how to participate by joining the run, or to donate or volunteer, visit the Indiana Run for the Fallen Web site at or