Arkansas Run for the Fallen

Beebe Gold Star Family Monument Fundraising Dinner and Groundbreaking Ceremony

On October 27-28, 2017 Beebe will be hosting a fundraising dinner and the groundbreaking ceremony for its Gold Star Family Memorial Monument. On October 27th, at 6:30 PM, at ASU Beebe Student Center, there will be a fundraising dinner to benefit this project with the founder, Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams as the special speaker. Woody is the only surviving Medal of Honor Recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima and he will be sharing his story at the dinner on the 27th. For more information about the dinner and to purchase tickets please click here. On October 28th at 11 AM at Veterans Park the groundbreaking ceremony will take place. Make plans to attend this very special groundbreaking ceremony. For more information about the Beebe Gold Star Family Memorial Monument Project click here.

Wreaths Across America

Arkansas Run for the Fallen is very proud to participate in Wreaths across America, a nationwide effort to honor veterans by placing a wreath on their headstone at Christmas. In 2016, through many donations, Arkansas Run for the Fallen's fundraising group was able to provide wreaths for over 5,000 Arkansas veterans buried at Arkansas veteran cemeteries. We also sponsored and delivered wreaths for the heroes that we honor in the memorial who are buried in the state of Arkansas and across the country. For each wreath sponsored Wreaths Across America will make a donation back to Arkansas Run for the Fallen to help honor Arkansas Fallen Heroes and support the families of Arkansas fallen service members. To sponsor a wreath for an Arkansas veteran in 2017 click here. The Wreaths Across America ceremony for 2017 will be held on December 16, 2017 at 11 AM Central time. Please make plans to join us to honor Arkansas veterans.

Each March, since 2012, in an apolitical reflection of remembrance, a team of runners embark on a 146 mile run to honor every Arkansas service member who has died while serving since September 11, 2001. The run begins in Ozark, Arkansas and ends 146 miles later on the steps of the state Capitol. Each mile of the run is dedicated to an Arkansas Hero. The run team stops at each marker where they present an American Flag and a biographical card in honor of a fallen service member who has died while serving since 9/11/2001 in an effort to create a 146 mile memorial trail through Arkansas. Media coverage of past events can be found here. The public is invited to join our core run team as they complete the journey. The 7th Annual Arkansas Run for the Fallen is scheduled for March 16-18, 2018.

Traveling Memorial

The Arkansas Run for the Fallen Traveling Memorial has been displayed across the state of Arkansas over the past few years in many communities. The memorial consists of a 3' x 5' flag and placard with a short biography for each Arkansas service member who has died while serving since September 11, 2001. People are able to walk among the flags and read the biographies of the heroes that are honored. To learn more about memorial requirements and scheduled events please click here.

The mission of Arkansas Run for the Fallen is to raise awareness for the native Arkansas military service members who have died while serving on active duty since September 11, 2001. 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.

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Arkansas Run for the Fallen is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN number 45-4054330.
All donations are tax deductible and will be used to honor our fallen heroes.
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