I mention wear blue: run to remember a lot, I know this. I try and contain my excitement for things, but this has me bursting at the seams. This has been in the works for a few months, and knowing I can finally share it with you has me buzzing with excitement!
From the website, because I can’t come up with words perfect enough…
This Memorial Day, we are asking members of our worldwide community to hit the streets and run in honor of the fallen. A long run, or short walk, the distance doesn’t matter. But we are asking members to go online and pledge miles in honor of the Fallen so that together we can create a community dedicated to honoring the ultimate sacrifice.
While Americans may pause to reflect, for many, Memorial Day represents a long
weekend typically filled with backyard celebrations and sunshine. For members of wear blue: run to remember, it is a day to remember each life sacrificed in a positive,
It is not about pledging money, it’s about pledging miles so that together we can create a living memorial. How many miles should you run? What number is meaningful to you?
3 miles for the 3 years you have been deployed?
5 miles for the 5 branches of the American Military?
9 miles for the 9 times you moved while in the military?
11 miles for the 11 years since September 11, 2011?
How flippin’ COOL is this event!? You can do this from your treadmill at the gym, or on a remote base in God-knows-where, all while honoring the ultimate sacrifice our Military has made during the war on terrorism.
If you’re in the Olympia/Tacoma/Seattle/Pacific Northwest in general, we would LOVE to have you join us at the event. We’ll have KOMO news out, the Husky announcer, a breakfast and BBQ, as well as the camaraderie of fellow runners. This is absolutely free, you don’t even need to buy our merchandise – just run in honor of the fallen.
Here’s the site – http://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/wear-blue-runs-for-the-fallen.html
and here’s our National Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/groups/wearblue/
and if you’re local, please join us here – http://www.facebook.com/groups/jblmwearblueruntoremember/