Aug. 3, 2019 @ 9 a.m.
WHERE: Camdenton Middle School, 172 Dare Blvd, Camdenton, Missouri 65020
Please join us for a national tribute to the fallen soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and ISIS Operations.
"Run For the Fallen” is a national memorial run that will collectively run/walk one mile for every service member killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Remembrance runs will be held throughout the United States with the only one in Missouri being held at the Lake of the Ozarks.
In addition to honoring all military men and women of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the Lake of the Ozarks Walk/Run For The Fallen will pay a special tribute to the 146 Missouri fallen soldiers.
Run for the Fallen began as a cross-country memorial run that took place during the summer of 2008 that ran one mile for every soldier killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The team ran in a relay style, spanning over 4,000 miles from Painted Rocks in California to Arlington National Cemetery. Runners marked each mile of their cross-country journey with an American flag and personalized sign card in honor of every fallen service member. Jon Bellona, director and founder of Run for the Fallen, developed the idea for the run when his best friend and Hamilton College roommate, 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary, was killed in Iraq in December 2005.
Each participant will wear a runner’s bib with the name of a fallen soldier. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.runforthefallen.org, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lakerunforthefallen/, or call the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce at 573-346-2227.
- Occurred Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 @ 9:00 am