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Run for the Fallen

The Virginia route of America’s Run for the Fallen, a tribute to fallen military heroes and their families, passed through Gloucester County last Thursday afternoon. Runners, shown here heading north on Route 17 in front of the Gloucester Point Shopping Center, traveled from Fort Story in Virginia Beach to Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., during their five-day, 250-mile trip. In all, rotating teams of runners, both military and civilian, traversed 6,000+ miles, starting in April, ceremoniously calling out loud the names of individual fallen military members along the way. Running through 19 states, participants name every fallen hero who has died as the result of service since the attack on the USS Cole in 2000. The runners held their end-of-day ceremony last Thursday evening at American Legion Post 75, White Marsh. ...

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