Please read the letter below from George Lutz — Gold Star Dad and founder of Honor and Remember.
I am the father of army CPL George A. Lutz II who died honorably in Fallujah, Iraq when struck by a sniper’s bullet in December of 2005. He left not only his parents and spouse but two amazing children. Ten years ago I founded an organization dedicated to the remembrance of all fallen service members and their families, Honor and Remember. A specific mission of thanks from America to the gold star community.
Beginning April 7, 2018, Honor and Remember is launching a national tribute — America’s Run for the Fallen — that will allow us to honor every fallen military service member who died while serving or as a result of service, during the War on Terror. Rotating teams of dedicated runners, both military and civilian, will traverse more than 6,000 miles over five months, stopping every mile where a marker will be placed and ceremoniously calling out loud the names of individual fallen military members. Running through 19 states; they will name every fallen hero who has died as the result of service since the attack on the USS Cole in 2000.
America’s Run for the Fallen will be the most comprehensive apolitical individual fallen service member tribute ever organized, honoring nearly 20,000 names, regardless of circumstances of death. We need your help!
“What is America’s Run for the Fallen?” — Watch the video from founder George Lutz
On our website RunForTheFallen.org, there is a button labeled “Find a Hero.” Clicking on this button enables anyone to search for a service member by date or name. If that name is listed, the state, mile and date of our arrival will appear on a map. If the name does not appear, the loved one can be added at Find A Hero.
It is important that every family, friend and patriot who cares about service to America has the opportunity to participate and so getting the word out is critical. Social media alone is not comprehensive. We need to include other vehicles like radio, newsletters, magazines, email, etc. Please consider uniting with us on this historic tribute mission!
Passionate to see 2018 be a year of great significance? Let’s set aside politics, the craziness of the latest news-cycle, the noise and busyness of the world — stirring the patriotism of every American. Soon runners and volunteers will engage Families of the Fallen Heroes, as friends and patriots gather along the cross-county route for the historic Fallen Military tribute. Together, we can make a difference by rising in gratitude to Honor and Remember those who have given so much for our freedoms.
The Tribute Trail begins at Fort Irwin, CA, on April 7th and ends on August 5th at Arlington National Cemetery, VA. Will you help share this message? You will find these links help fill in many of the details:
JOIN US — for a deeply meaningful once in a lifetime experience; blazing the most comprehensive Fallen Military Tribute Trail, in history, bringing remembrance to every grieving family. Thank you for sharing with your circles of influence so all US Citizens will know! Beginning April 7th follow us LIVE.
“The healing starts with a tiny spark … a glimmer of hope, a hug, a soft “Thank You” for your sacrifice. Sharing genuine understanding and condolence on this unimagined journey is what we do together.” ~George Lutz — Gold Star Dad and founder of Honor and Remember.
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