Maj Clay, you will be missed in NJ this year. Hope all is going well with your run prep. Anything I can do for you guys please dont hesitate!!
Thanks Tiny. Things are going great. We are preparing for our Ruck March on 21 May 2011. Good to hear from you.
Please be assured that we in NJ are thinking of you at this time and that the CA Wall of Heroes is part of ours until 2012.
Our deepest sympathy from all of us here at NJF|RFTF.
Looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces in San Francisco this weekend. Let us know if you need anything from us. CARFTF
I am hoping to register for the 10K, will registration be up soon? Thank you so much!
Kayla, registration is now open. We are glad you are planning to join us!
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I am a Mother of a fallen Marine. I am a little upset this run is for all Cali fallen but if your hero is from so cal then they just get bunched up at one time. This if you ask me should be just a Northern Cali Fallen Run and then So Cal can do one for us. Something to think about Run it all the way through or just do Northen cal
Mary- I am sorry this event is upsetting to you. As a Gold Star mother, I truly understand your concern. Please understand this is our inaugural year and the logistics have been overwhelming- working with each county, city and town with differing legal requirements and restrictions This will be the largest state Run for the Fallen undertaken in the country to date. Before we decided on this route, we considered many options. California has more than 700 casualties from Iraq & Afghanistan and our wish is to honor them all. While all GS families and their supporters are welcome, we believed that families from So Cal would not travel for this event, even though the So Cal flags do play an important role in the whole event. Consider what the field of more than 300 flags will look like at the end of 150 miles of running. We also wanted a role for the public who will be running the 10K and wanted them to carry the flag to the finish line and place it in this wonderful field of flags. We will learn a lot from this year and will adjust as necessary. warm regards,
I a GoldStar Mother I real want to be there this year
Love your site, many thanks for everything you share about being a gold star mom.
Gold Star Mom.