Fort Jackson will present its second annual 5K Run for the Fallen, honoring fallen soldiers, at 8 a.m. Aug. 18 at Hilton Field’s softball complex.
The Run for the Fallen is an annual event held throughout the United States to help bring awareness to fallen soldiers.
Last year’s Fort Jackson was attended by 1,300 people to raise awareness for wounded veterans, build support for the families of those killed in combat, and to aid the healing process for those Americans whose lives have been affected by the war.
The Soldier Support Institute is providing 291 service members to represent each South Carolina fallen soldier. Each runner will have the name of a South Carolina fallen soldier who died while on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001. Runner bibs also will be available for participants who want to run for Fallen Comrades not from the State of South Carolina.
The event is free and open to the public.
For other details, contact Leslie Smith, SOS coordinator, at (803) 751-4867/1103 or email her at Leslie.S.Smith@us.army.mil.
From Staff Reports