On March 20-22, 2015, in an apolitical reflection of remembrance, a team of runners completed a 146 mile run to honor every Arkansas service member who has died since September 11, 2001. Media coverage of this 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
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.