Thursday, May 26, 2016

Join me on Memorial Day and Honor our Fallen Heroes, Wear Blue to Remember @wbr2r

Wear Blue: run to remember
I was on the Runner's World site yesterday and saw a link to an external site offering people a chance to sign up to run in Honor of a Fallen Hero from our Armed Services.  I immediately jumped at the chance and signed.  My father is a Korean War veteran and I have a great deal of respect for not only his service, but all of our veterans.  Memorial Day is an important day honoring those that have paid the ultimate price for us.  Here is the link to the site.  After a 30 second, free sign up, I was given the following information about the serviceman I am lucky enough to run for:

Sergeant Jason G. Amores

Age 29
Died during an IED Attack in the Province of Helmand

His military branch-- 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Base Camp--Camp Pendleton, CA
Hometown--Lehigh Acres, Fl

Military Times link:

On Monday, I will run for Sergeant Amores, and all his peers we have lost, with the hope that all of us "civilians," pause, and understand the magnitude of what Jason and his comrades are willing to do for us.

Please, go to the site here, and sign up. Even if you are running just to run, not racing this weekend, it brings more and more community to the movement. There are races, and meet ups, Tee Shirts, and donations, etc. It takes literally 30-45 seconds, you will be given the name of a soldier that paid the price, and you can honor him/her and keep spirit name alive.

I also ask that you forward, share, and get this post to as many people as you can so the word continues to spread more and more.

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