NJ Run for the Fallen 2012

Last week Brian’s mother and sister participated in the NJ Run for the Fallen. This annual event is a organization of runners and support crew whose mission is clear and simple: To run one mile for every New Jersey service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Each mile of sweat and pain and each flag saluted, is to pay homage to one service member’s life and their family. The organization’s stated goals are:

  • Raise awareness for the lives of those who fought and died
  • Rejuvenate their memories and keep their spirits alive
  • Support organizations that aid the families of those killed
  • Aid in the healing process for the native New Jersey residents whose lives have been affected by the war.

Run for the Fallen refuses any political affiliation or agenda, but simply honors those who have fought, and those who have fallen under the American flag.

Run for the Fallen 2012
Run for the Fallen
Run for the Fallen
Names of the Fallen
Names of the Fallen
Reading of the Names
Reading of the Names
Colors Fly High
Colors Fly High
Taps and 21 Gun Salute
Taps and 21 Gun Salute
Running with the Flag
Running with the Flag
Salute to the Soldier
Salute to the Soldier
Gold Star dad Harry Swain at his son’s mile marker
Gold Star dad Harry Swain at his son’s mile marker
Brian’s mom Judy Faunce and Mr. Marvin Hume waiting for the runners
Brian’s mom Judy Faunce and Mr. Marvin Hume waiting for the runners
Home Stretch
Home Stretch
Brian’s sister Samantha ran the mile for him
Brian’s sister Samantha ran the mile for him
“Thank you for your sacrifice”
“Thank you for your sacrifice”
Children of Charles Sandman Jr Consolidated School – cheering and waving signs at Brian’s mile marker
Children of Charles Sandman Jr Consolidated School – cheering and waving signs at Brian’s mile marker
We miss you Brian
We miss you Brian

The children of Charles Sandman Elementary school presented Brian’s family with handmade notes of thanks. A big thank you goes out to the children, administration, and teachers of the school – your efforts made Mile Marker #7 extra special. Thank you for your support!

Thank You Cards from 5th & 6th Graders

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