Wednesday, May 23, 2012

6,460 miles - A mile for every life lost on the Global War on Terror

I promise I'll get to my race recap by the end of the week, I just wanted to share with you something that is very important to me.

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6,460
The number of American Service Members who have died in the Global War on Terror.


Memorial Day, for many, marks the end of a 3 day weekend, shopping sales and backyard BBQ's.
But this Memorial Day, before you enjoy that time with your family, I ask that you join me in remembering and honoring the Heroes who gave their all for the Unites States of America. Join me in remembering the gravity of the sacrifice these men and women made. In remembering that these Soldiers had names, families and stories.

This is not about politics, religion or your views about war. It's about honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice these men and women made.

This Memorial Day, I ask that you run or walk a mile, or more, in honor of the 6,460 Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

All you have to do is pledge your miles HERE

I have pledged 22 miles.
21 of those miles for the number of years Gene was in service.
12 of those miles for 12 of Gene's Soldiers and friends
and the last mile, mile 22, for all the families that have lost a loved one in the Global War on Terror.

Want to join a Wear Blue Run's For the Fallen group run?
 Go HERE for events happening all across the US 
Already have a run planned that day? Then just pledge your miles and run.

You don't have to have a specific Soldier to run for. All you have to do is run to remember their sacrifice.

5,462 miles have been pledged so far.




How many miles will you pledge?

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for the reminder Cynthia. I am going to pledge my miles right now.

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  2. Great post. Thank you for sharing. I'll be pledging at least 2 miles.

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  3. I'm so glad you posted about this. I had not heard of it, but I definitely want to participate. It's so easy for people to forget that Memorial Day isn't just about sales and grilling out.*

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    1. You are so right, it is easy for people to forget what Memorial Day is really about. Thank you to your husband for his service! And thank you for being a strong Army wife :)

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  4. I just pledged to run 6 miles on Monday and can't wait! Thanks for the information!

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much for you pledge!

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