Lisa Hallett, wife of CPT John L Hallett, KIA 25 August 2009 and Executive Director & Co-Founder of wear blue: run to remember®, is urgently seeking 100 DC-metro area volunteers to ensure that each of our fallen service members are honored on Sunday, October 28, as a part of a living memorial to our nation's greatest heroes at the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon.
Lisa was kind enough to share some information about the volunteer duties and experience:
The memorial wear blue Mile will be situated at mile 12 of the race course, nestled in remote Hains Point. Thirty-thousand runners will be greeted by images of fallen service members, followed by full sized American flags held by the friends, family, and fellow patriots of these great men and women. It will be a purposeful pause of remembrance followed by a fierce celebration of life. We need 100 more volunteers to bring this living memorial to life. Spread the word, register for the event, and join us for this meaningful community event.
You can register at http://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/marine-corps-marathon/ to hold a tribute flag in honor of a fallen service members.
Below is basic information for our volunteers about the wear blue Mile. There may be some slight updates as we get closer to the event, but this should provide a guideline for what the experience will be like. Additional details and the most up to date information will be emailed to you upon registration.
Race Day Details: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Volunteers should arrive by 6:00 am, at Hains Point, parking in A, B, and C lots, just 0.2 miles north of the US Park Police Headquarters (1100 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC). Please dress with your wear blue shirt as your outer layer. If you do not already own one, a complimentary wear blue shirt will be provided at our volunteer check in.We ask volunteers to arrive at this time, due to race-related road closures.
Volunteers should expect to close the day with wear blue by 11:45 am. A light breakfast will be provided by the Anne Arundel Striders.
We will hold a Circle of Remembrance at 6:45 am. Each volunteer will be presented with an American flag bearing the name of a fallen service member. This service member has been requested by a fellow service member, friend, or family member who desired that he or she be honored on the wear blue Mile.
Following the Circle of Remembrance, volunteers will line both sides of our mile of the course, following our carefully placed Faces of the Fallen tribute posters. These posters are corresponding to the honored service members featured on the flags.
At 8:05 am, the first athletes, featuring the competitive hand cyclists, will pass through the wear blue Mile. They will pass through 1/2 mile of images of fallen service members, intended to humanize the loss of war, followed by our volunteers holding full sized American flags, intended to celebrate the greatest nation in the world and our charge to live in the aftermath of such incredible service and sacrifice. 30,000 athletes will pass through the wear blue Mile.
Thank you for your support!
About wear blue: run to remember ®: wear blue: run to remember® is a national nonprofit running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military. wear blue: run to remember® creates a support network for military members and their families; it bridges the gap between military and civilian communities and it creates a living memorial for our country’s fallen military members. wear blue: run to remember® exists for the fallen, for the fighting and for the families.
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