One Mile – One Flag – One Hero
Brian’s mother, Judy Faunce, lived in Ocean NJ for many years and is a member of New Jersey Gold Star Mothers. She and other Faunce family members will be in Cape May again this year, where the New Jersey Run for the Fallen will honor Brian at Hero Marker #7.
Holmdel, NJ – In an apolitical reflection of remembrance a team of 54+ active duty members will embark on a 168+ mile journey to honor every New Jersey service member killed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
Each mile is dedicated to an individual NJ Hero and their family, and the run team will stop at each Hero Marker (each mile) to present a flag and personalized biographical card to waiting family members, friends and comrades with the goal of creating a 168+ mile memorial trail through New Jersey.
“NJ Run for the Fallen” will kick off on Friday September 28th at 8:00am at Cape May Lighthouse and finish at the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel on National Gold Star Family Day, Sunday September 30, 2012. Route maps are available here.
On Sunday afternoon as the Run enters Holmdel there will again be opportunities for the public to show their support and run alongside our team for either the last 5 miles or a 2K run/walk into the PNC Arts Center to finish at the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.
For more information and to find out how to participate by joining the run or to donate or volunteer please visit NJ Run for the Fallen.