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Fallen Military Heroes to Be Remembered; 12 Markers in Ocean City, 72 in County

Run for the Fallen in Ocean City during 2017 event.

By Press Release

OCEAN CITY – The annual New Jersey Run For The Fallen will take place Sept. 27. Ocean City’s American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524, has been an integral part of this event since its inception 10 years ago, according to a release.
The New Jersey Run for the Fallen is an organization of military runners and support crew whose mission is: To run one mile for each New Jersey service member who has died during the GWOT (Global War on Terror).  Each mile of sweat and pain and each flag saluted is to pay homage to one service member’s life and their family.
The last Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of September, they run across the state to raise awareness of the lives of those who have died, to rejuvenate their memories and keep their spirits alive, to support organizations that aid the families of those killed, and to aid in the healing process for the native New Jersey residents whose lives have been affected by the war.
Although they run one mile to honor and remember each fallen hero from the current conflicts, the total run represents every service member from New Jersey who laid down their lives for freedom’s cause.
Thousands have sacrificed to preserve the nation’s way of life, and as tribute is given to a particular hero all should remember others who have given the ultimate sacrifice throughout history.
New Jersey, being rich in the foundation of the country, has given 16,408 of its sons and daughters.
Regardless of war or conflict, branch of service or cause of death, they ultimately run for them all, honoring their service and sacrifice, and remembering that they each gave up a future so that everyone could have theirs.   
The opening ceremony will be held Sept.26, at Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum, 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May County Airport, Erma at 4:45 p.m.
On Sept. 27, the runners will depart from 500 Forrestal Road, at the airport, and stop to visit 72 hero markers located throughout Cape May County. They honor the men and women who gave their lives for the country.
Cape May County residents and visitors are encouraged to gather at a marker to pay respect and honor the sacrifices made by those fallen American heroes.
A complete list of the Hero Markers and the times of arrival by the runners can be found on the website.
There are 12 markers in Ocean City, and the runners will arrive and pay honor at each site.
American Legion Post 524 will also host an evening dinner Sept. 27 for the Gold Star families, the run team and the run support team at their 46th Street and West Avenue location.

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