23 May '16, 9pm

Runners Needed to Honor Fallen Troops on Memorial Day

Runners Needed to Honor Fallen Troops on Memorial Day

John’s death in Afghanistan in August, 2009, left Hallett alone with two toddler sons and a three-week-old baby who never got to meet her father. Running wasn’t new to Hallett, but running to deal with grief was. When she needed friends by her side, other Army wives whose husbands were also deployed with John’s unit, the 1-17 Infantry Battalion out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, joined her. Slowly the group of women grew from a handful to two dozen, then three. In 2010 Lisa and fellow Army spouse Erin O’Connor organized a nonprofit, Wear Blue: Run to Remember . They had shirts made, printed memorial signs, lined their weekly run routes with flags, and honored soldiers at local races. Soon members of other Army units and the surrounding civilian community were there, too—running, honoring, and moving forward together. Since then, Wear Blue: Run to Remember has g...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/military-runners/runners-need...

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