Although we visibly run one marker to honor and remember Fallen Heroes from the current conflicts, the total run to Kentucky Veteran's Cemetery West represents every service member from Kentucky 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. Kentucky, 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.
Using the model from the original Run for the Fallen tribute in 2008 Honor and Remember Inc. has established the Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 first weekend of September, we run across Kentucky 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 Kentucky residents whose lives have been affected by the war.
We are dedicated to Honor and Remember as we blaze a 100 mile tribute trail to Kentucky Veteran's Cemetery Wes. One Team ~ One Mission ~ One Tribute
Director - Leslie Byrne McCarty
Asst Director - Chris Conley
Core Run Team & Support - James Kirk
Volunteers - Donna Conley, Charlotte Spears Ball, Sarah Whitledge Taylor
Hero Markers/Bios - Jarrod McCarty
Safety/Medical - Chesapeake FD
Accommodations/Meals - Committee
Public Relations / Media - Transportation/Resources - Circle C Contracting
Owensboro Support Team
Greenville Support Team
Hopkinsville Support Team
Blue Star Families
Gold Star Families