Run to come through Sabetha on June 5

A run that spans the United States to individually honor and remember all military service members who died during the War on Terror will travel through Sabetha next month.

America’s Run for the Fallen started April 7 at Fort Irwin, Calif., and has since been covering 50 miles each day.

On Tuesday, June 5, the Run for the Fallen will travel north on U.S. Highway 75 from Mayetta to the Kansas-Nebraska state line. The route will leave U.S. Highway 75 at 176th Road, traveling into Sabetha and up Old Highway 75, before jogging back out to the Highway at Berwick Road.

The Run will conclude Sunday, Aug. 5, at Arlington National Cemetery, after the 6,000-plus mile mission.

Sabetha Ceremony

The run will coming right through Sabetha around 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. They will stop at Sabetha Cemetery and place the Memorial Marker. They will continue to the Nebraska border to stop for the day. They will return to Sabetha for the closing ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. at the Mary Cotton Public Library Park. The service will include several Gold Star families from Kansas. The VFW Post 7285 is hosting a spaghetti supper from 5 to 8 p.m. All proceeds will go toward the support the support of the Run for the Fallen.

About the Run

America’s Run for the Fallen is one of the most comprehensive fallen military tribute events ever organized. It calls attention to and specifically honors the men and women who have died during the War on Terror beginning with the USS Cole on Oct. 12, 2000.

A rotating team of more than 400 active duty military and civilian members from throughout the nation will complete a 19 state, 6,100-mile journey to honor every fallen service member — numbering nearly 20,000. Each mile of the route will be dedicated to individual heroes and their families, based on their chronological date of death.

Carrying a full size American Flag, Honor and Remember Flag, and Honor and Sacrifice Flag along with hero information, each relay team will stop at one-mile intervals in an apolitical reflection of remembrance of each service member, where a pre-staked “Hero Marker” is placed. There they will call each name out loud and deliver a short tribute for waiting Gold Star family members, friends, comrades and patriots.

Area Heroes

Sgt. Don Allen Clary of Troy was honored at Mile 3 on Sunday, May 6, in New Mexico.

CPL Heremiah S. Cole of Hiawatha will be honored at Mile 22 on Saturday, May 19, in Texas.

SPC Matthew Michael Murchison of Independence, Mo., will be honored at Mile 1 on Sunday, May 27, in Oklahoma.

For more details or route maps, visit www.runforthefallen.org.

Amber Deters113 Posts

Amber Deters is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2005. She specializes in school board, election and legislative reporting, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Amber is a 2005 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in journalism and mass communications, print journalism sequence. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and three children.

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