4th annual Run for the Fallen to start in Owensboro this Saturday, honors service members’ lives

September 16, 2022 | 12:10 am

Updated September 16, 2022 | 12:11 am

Photo and graphics courtesy of Honor and Remember Run for the Fallen

The fourth annual Kentucky Run for the Fallen will take place Sept. 17-19, with the 110-mile trek again kicking off in Owensboro. The run honors each service member across the state who sacrificed their life serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. 

This year’s event will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at Owensboro’s Charles E. Shelton Memorial located at Smothers Park. It will wrap up Sunday with closing ceremonies at 4 p.m. at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville.

There will be a pre-staked Hero Marker every mile along the route. When runners arrive at the Hero Marker they will be carrying four full-size flags: representing American, Kentucky State, Honor and Remember, and Sacrifice flags. They will hand those four flags to any supporters waiting at the marker (veterans, or supporters, not necessarily family). 

Runners will then read the name of the hero, branch of service, and date of death at each Hero Marker.

The run is hosted by Honor and Remember Inc., with the event website saying “Each mile of sweat and pain and each flag saluted, is to pay homage to one service member’s life and their family.”

For more information about the run, click here.

September 16, 2022 | 12:10 am

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