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Run for the Fallen scheduled to pass through county

PULASKI COUNTY — A team of runners, inspired by the sacrifice of military friends and family whose lives were lost in Iraq, were scheduled to pass through Pulaski County today as part of a cross-country run to honor every service member killed in the conflict.
The run, called “Run for the Fallen,” began on June 14 at Fort Irvine, Calif., and will end on Aug. 24 at Arlington National Cemetery. The runners will cover more than 4,000 miles and cross through 13 states during their journey, including California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Today, which is day 59 of their journey, the runners were scheduled to pass through Pulaski County as they made their way from Wytheville to Christiansburg. According to a map on the Run for the Fallen web site, the runners were to travel from North Washington Avenue in Pulaski onto East Main Street, turn onto Bob White Boulevard, travel through Newbern into Dublin, then head onto Route 11 toward Fairlawn and Radford as they made their way toward Christiansburg. Their journey was set to begin in Wytheville by 7 a.m. today.
Tomorrow, they are scheduled to travel from Christiansburg to Buchanan.
The runners will mark every mile of their cross-country journey with an American flag and personalized sign card in honor of every fallen service member. The dedication markers, which are being made with the help of more than 25 middle and high schools across the country, are meant to create a memorial trail across the U.S., connecting cities and towns from coast to coast.
“The run is a symbolic memorial,” said Jon Bellona, the run’s director, in a press release about the event. His roommate at Hamilton College, Lt. Michael J. Cleary, was killed in action in Iraq in 2005. “While each flag will represent a soldier who has fallen, the run will stand as one large stitch spanning the width of the nation, coast to coast.”
The Run for the Fallen has focused on supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, the Yellow Ribbon Fund, 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund and HUGSS (Helping Unite Gold Star Survivors). For more information, visit www.runforthefallen.org.

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Run for the Fallen scheduled to pass through county

PULASKI COUNTY — A team of runners, inspired by the sacrifice of military friends and family whose lives were lost in Iraq, were scheduled to pass through Pulaski County today as part of a cross-country run to honor every service member killed in the conflict.
The run, called “Run for the Fallen,” began on June 14 at Fort Irvine, Calif., and will end on Aug. 24 at Arlington National Cemetery. The runners will cover more than 4,000 miles and cross through 13 states during their journey, including California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Today, which is day 59 of their journey, the runners were scheduled to pass through Pulaski County as they made their way from Wytheville to Christiansburg. According to a map on the Run for the Fallen web site, the runners were to travel from North Washington Avenue in Pulaski onto East Main Street, turn onto Bob White Boulevard, travel through Newbern into Dublin, then head onto Route 11 toward Fairlawn and Radford as they made their way toward Christiansburg. Their journey was set to begin in Wytheville by 7 a.m. today.
Tomorrow, they are scheduled to travel from Christiansburg to Buchanan.
The runners will mark every mile of their cross-country journey with an American flag and personalized sign card in honor of every fallen service member. The dedication markers, which are being made with the help of more than 25 middle and high schools across the country, are meant to create a memorial trail across the U.S., connecting cities and towns from coast to coast.
“The run is a symbolic memorial,” said Jon Bellona, the run’s director, in a press release about the event. His roommate at Hamilton College, Lt. Michael J. Cleary, was killed in action in Iraq in 2005. “While each flag will represent a soldier who has fallen, the run will stand as one large stitch spanning the width of the nation, coast to coast.”
The Run for the Fallen has focused on supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, the Yellow Ribbon Fund, 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund and HUGSS (Helping Unite Gold Star Survivors). For more information, visit www.runforthefallen.org.

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