Fallen Heroes of Georgia, one of our highlighted nonprofits in February, held its annual 1K, 5K and 10K on Saturday, March 16 at Lake Lanier in Georgia. The event honored the 209 Georgia soldiers who have given their lives since 2001. The organization uses the race as a fundraiser to honor these soldiers and their families.
This is the third year my husband and I have participated in this race. Each year, what continues to be so powerful for me is the way each soldier is remembered. Along the race route a sign with a soldier’s name, rank, age, hometown and the date he or she was killed in action. Many of these soldiers’ family members attend and stand by their family member’s sign.
Over 1,100 people participated in this weekend’s race.