On March 18-20, 2016, in an apolitical reflection of remembrance, a team of runners will complete a 146 mile run to honor every Arkansas service member who has died since September 11, 2001. Media coverage of the 2015 event can be found here.
Each mile of the run is dedicated to an Arkansas Hero. The run team stops at every marker where they present an American Flag and a biographical card in honor of every fallen service member in an effort to create a 146 mile memorial trail through Arkansas.
In May 2014, Arkansas Run for the Fallen joined Rob Hopper in displaying a traveling flag field known as the Arkansas Fallen Heroes Memorial, honoring all of the Arkansans that have died defending our country in the war on terrorism. A 3' x 5' flag and a short biography is displayed for each Arkansas soldier who has died since September 11, 2001. People are able to walk among the flags, see the pictures, and read about the heroes that are honored. For more information on the Arkansas Fallen Heroes Memorial, visit our website by clicking here
Please consider helping us by sponsoring a wreath for a veteran buried at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery and join us on December 12 as we place them on the veterans graves. There are over 6,000 veterans interred in this cemetery so we need many Arkansans to come together to help. To sponsor a wreath ($15) please click here. For each wreath sponsored Wreaths Across America will make a donation to Arkansas Run for the Fallen to help us continue to honor Arkansas Fallen Heroes and support the families of Arkansas fallen service members.
The mission of the Arkansas Run for the Fallen is to raise awareness for the native Arkansans who fought and died supporting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The purpose is also to provide support, hope and healing to families grieving the death of a loved one in military service regardless of relationship or circumstance of death. We support organizations that enable the healing process for Arkansas residents whose lives have been affected by the GWOT.