Freedom Park, Tucson to Wesley Bolin Plaza, Phoenix | 147 Miles
Using the model from America's Run for the Fallen 6,000 mile tribute, Honor and Remember has established the Arizona Run for the Fallen. It is a compilation of runners and support crew whose mission is clear and simple: To run specific miles for every Arizona service member killed as a result in serving during the War on Terror including 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 third weekend of October, we run across Arizona to raise awareness for the lives of those who fought and died, to rejuvenate their memories and keep their spirits alive and to aid in the healing process for the Arizona residents whose lives have been affected by the war.
We are dedicated to Honor and Remember as we blaze a 147 mile tribute trail to the OIF/OEF War Memorial at Wesley Bolin Plaza, Phoenix.
One Mission ~ One Team ~ One Tribute
Although we visibly run one marker to honor and remember each fallen hero from the current conflicts, the total run to Arlington National Cemetery represents every service member from Virginia who laid down their lives for freedom's cause. Thousands have sacrificed to preserve our way of life. And as you give tribute to this particular hero please remember others who have given the ultimate sacrifice throughout history. Virginia being rich in the foundation of this country has given many of her sons and daughters. Regardless of war or conflict, branch of service or method of death, we ultimately run for them all, honoring their service and sacrifice, and remembering that they each gave up a future so that we could have ours. We give tribute to them by name wherever possible and to the sacrifice of the families they left behind.
Augie & Paulette Martone
Director - Laura Sutton
Asst Director - George Lutz
Core Run Team - Laura Sutton
Hero Markers/Bios - Laura Sutton
Safety/Medical - Laura Sutton/Florence FD
Accommodations/Meals - Laura Sutton
Public Relations / Media - Laura Sutton
Transportation/Resources - Laura Sutton
Local Police and Military Base support - Jurisdictional
Blue Star Families - Laura Sutton
Gold Star Families - Paulette Martone