NJ Run for the Fallen - Sunset Beach Flag Ceremony
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Please join us at 5:30 pm Wednesday evening as we join The Hume and Bloom Family at Sunset Beach for a special flag ceremony which is dedicated to all of the New Jersey Fallen Service Members. Many families of those who gave their lives will be present for this ceremony along with the runners and run support team. This is an emotional and touching event that we encourage everyone to attend. It is important to the families that we do not forget the sacrifice they and their loved ones made for our country.
One Mile- One Flag – One Hero
September 21- 24, 2017
In an apolitical reflection of remembrance a team ofactive duty military personnel from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and other bases across the US will come together to embark on a 196 mile run that honors every NJ service member killed in support of the GWOT (Global War on Terror) and all Wars and Conflicts.
Each mile is dedicated to a NJ Hero and their family. The run team will stop at each Hero Marker presenting a flag and personalized biography to waiting loved ones and comrades with the goal of creating a 196+ mile memorial trail through NJ.
“NJ Run for the Fallen” will kick off on Thursday September 21st at 8:00am at Cape May Lighthouse with a “start” ceremony for the four day, 196+ mile run through Cape May Point, West Cape May, Lower Twp.Wildwood Crest, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Sea Isle City, Ocean City, Somers Point, Egg Harbor, Galloway, Tuckerton, Long Beach Island, Ocean Twp., Toms River, Brick, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant, Sea Girt, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Oceanport, Shrewsbury and Lincroft to finish at the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel on National Gold Star Mother/Family Day, Sunday September 24, 2017.