Ceremonial Run for the Fallen to Take Place at Hamilton
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
August 20, 2009
One year after the inaugural Run for The Fallen, a ceremonial run/walk will take place on the Hamilton College campus on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m. It will begin at the Michael J. Cleary ’03 Tree, adjacent to the Campus Road side of the Siuda House (Office of Admission and Financial Aid). Please join members of the community for this special remembrance.
Run for the Fallen was an apolitical 4,000-mile cross-country relay last summer in honor of all of the soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was organized by Hamilton College alumnus Jon Bellona '03 and other alumni to remember their Hamilton classmate Michael Cleary '03 and all other service men and women who have died in Iraq. The group started in California on June 14 and planted a flag and personalized placard at each mile marker in honor of an individual fallen service member.
Those interested in participating in this year’s ceremonial run should not be concerned about pace or distance as runners and walkers are welcome. The run/walk will be the length of the campus.
For more information, visit: www.runforthefallen.org