Run for the Fallen: registration continues; volunteers needed

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Run for the Fallen: registration continues; volunteers needed

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Col. Bradley McDonald, 88th Air Base Wing commander. speaks to runners during the Run for the Fallen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Sept. 9. The Run for the Fallen provides an opportunity to remember and honor those who lost their lives and recognize those who continue to defend the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base community runners and walkers can now register to remember those who perished in the 9/11 attacks with the fourth annual Run for the Fallen scheduled for Sept. 11.

The Run for the Fallen program is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. on the Area B flight line at the intersection of Loop and Spaatz roads. The event will include moments of remembrance from 9/11, as well as personal reflections, before beginning the 5K run and 2K walk events.

The event is free and open to all Wright-Patterson AFB military and civilian employees, as well as their families.

To register, use Internet Explorer to sign up at https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/21146/CGOC/Events/

Run%20for%20the%20Fallen/site/index.htm.

Event coordinators are looking for two people who were serving on active duty during the attacks to talk about how that day impacted their lives. They will speak in-between announcements of each significant moment of 9/11 at the same time it occurred in 2001.

Volunteers are still needed to help set up course markers, set up tables, fill water jugs, set up cups and hand them out the morning of the event.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact 1st Lt. Robert Boehm at robert.boehm.2@us.af.mil.

Run for the Fallen pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and onboard Flight 93, which crashed outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The event averages more than 1,500 people in attendance each year.

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