On Friday Oct. 18, the first annual Arizona Run for the Fallen (www.azrunforthefallen.org) will pass through Oro Valley between the hours of 10 and 11:30 a.m. In conjunction with Honor and Remember, a national campaign of remembrance, the 146-mile three-day tribute run honors all the Arizona military heroes who lost their lives in the war on terror. Fallen Hero markers will be placed 1 mile apart the entire length of the route. Active military members, carrying the US, Arizona, and Honor and Remember flags, will be running to honor their fallen comrades. They will stop at each hero marker and read a brief bio about that hero, salute and pay respects to the Gold Star family present at their hero's marker, then continue on to the next tribute.
Honor and Remember hopes to line the run route with bystanders and supporters. Whether you go to a specific hero marker to personally show your support to that Gold Star family, or choose to stand anywhere along the side of the route, this is a unique opportunity to pay your respects to our fallen hometown heroes and their families.
Go to www.azrunforthefallen.org and select ROUTE, then DAY 1 from the scrolldown menu, and see all the hero markers for day 1 of the run. Zoom in on the screen (click on the + sign at the top left) you will be able to see exactly where the hero markers will be placed along Oracle Road and throughout Oro Valley and the exact time of each 2 minute ceremony. For more information on Honor and Remember, go to www.honorandremember.org