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FORT LEE - On Saturday, thousands of people - including current service members, veterans, family and friends - showed up to participate in Fort Lee’s eighth annual ‘Run for the Fallen’ event.
Held at Williams Stadium, participants chose to walk or run a one-mile or five-mile course to pay tribute to fallen military members. The event also included a survivors’ lap led by the Virginia Patriot Guard.
“This run is a way to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” said Angela Bellamy, Fort Lee Survivor Outreach Services coordinator. “Every year, I am touched by the support of our event. It shows our community truly cares about Gold Star Families and will always remember fallen service members and their sacrifice.”
Run for the Fallen is part of a national, nonprofit initiative that started 10 years ago when a group of civilians decided to run from Fort Irwin, California, to Arlington National Cemetery.