Friday, August 12, 2011

Run for the Fallen Maine Gears Up for Fourth Annual Event

On August 21, 2011 the 4th annual Run for the Fallen Maine event will be held. The run consists of a 65-kilometer tribute from Ogunquit to Monument Square in Portland. Every kilometer along the route has a picture and biography of each of the 79 men and women with ties to Maine that have died in the service of our country since September 11, 2001. The celebration of their lives will begin in Ogunquit Center at 7:45 a.m. with a ceremony, including a Marine Corps 21 gun salute. The route will be lined with the families of fallen soldiers, American Legion Post members and individuals that would like to show their support. Trolleys will be following the runners, and will be available for rest and hydration along the course.
After the finish and a short closing ceremony in Monument Square, a private lobster bake will be held at historic Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. This year, the first Gold Star Family Plates for the State of Maine will be introduced and distributed. Please join us in honoring the soldiers by running, or cheering along the route to show your support for Maine’s fallen heroes.
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Photo caption: The 4th Annual Run for the Fallen Maine will take place Sunday, August 21. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:45 a.m. in Ogunquit Center. (Photo by Molly McCoy)