...until the run

April 30 - May 3, 2020

Fort Story to Arlington National Cemetery | 250 Miles


Using the model from America's Run for the Fallen 6,000 mile tribute, Honor and Remember Inc. has established the Virginia Run for the Fallen. It is a compilation of runners and support crew whose mission is clear and simple: To run specific miles for every Virginia service member killed as a result in serving during the War on Terror including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Each mile of sweat and pain and each flag saluted, is to pay homage to one service member’s life and their family.

The first weekend of May, we run across Virginia to raise awareness for the lives of those who fought and died, to rejuvenate their memories and keep their spirits alive and to aid in the healing process for the Virginia residents whose lives have been affected by the war.

We are dedicated to Honor and Remember as we blaze a 250 mile tribute trail to Arlington National Cemetery. One Mission ~ One Team ~ One Tribute

Although we visibly run one marker to honor and remember each fallen hero from the current conflicts, the total run to Arlington National Cemetery represents every service member from Virginia who laid down their lives for freedom's cause. Thousands have sacrificed to preserve our way of life. And we give tribute to each contemporary hero we remember others who have given the ultimate sacrifice throughout history. Virginia being rich in the foundation of this country has given many of her sons and daughters.

Regardless of war or conflict, branch of service or method of death, we ultimately run for them all, honoring their service and sacrifice, and remembering that they each gave up a future so that we could have ours. We give tribute to them by name wherever possible and to the sacrifice of the families they left behind.


run committee

George Lutz, Director
Laura Sutton, Asst Director

Crystal Lance, Support
Jacquelynn Cook, Finance

Kristen Smith, Run Coordinator
Jennifer Earp, Volunteers
Larry Sticklen, Hero Markers
Tim Green, Advance Team
Mike Lance, Advance Team
Melissa Black, Gold Star Coordinator

Mike Karslake, Vehicle Support
Augie Martone, Vehicle Support

Chesapeake FD, Safety/Medical 
Committee, Accommodations/Meals 
Cruise America, Transportation/Resources
Local Police and Military Base support
Committee, Arlington Cemetery

Gloucester Support Team
Dahlgren Support Team
Manassas Support Team
Blue Star Families
Gold Star Families