5K honors Tennessee’s fallen military heroes

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The Grove is hosting a race honoring the sacrifice made by Tennessee’s fallen military heroes on April 23 with the Honor the Fallen 5K.

The Memorial Mile will start with the passing of the flag ceremony and a reading of “Ole Glory” according to a press release. The walk will be lead off by a wounded service member. The course itself is a .5 mile out and back. The course is lined with signs containing the names and faces of TN fallen military. There will be a JROTC team on hand lining the course in their dress blues holding American flags.

Proceeds will benefit Medals of Honor. Through Medals of Honor, racers can compete in honor of a fallen U.S. service member and donate a finisher’s medal to the surviving family.

Through their Active Heroes program, Medals of Honor funds potential athletes who are also active duty military, veterans or surviving gamily members so that they may compete in endurance sports as a method of healing and growth. It is also provides them a public way to honor their fallen loved one, teammate or someone they’ve never met. Medals of Honor will help cover the cost of entry fees, coaching, equipment and travel expenses.

Schedule

7 a.m. Registration & Packet pick-up & Silent Auction opens

8:30 a.m. 5K Registration closes

8:45 a.m. Color Guard Ceremony

9 a.m. 5K Start

9:30 a.m. Memorial Mile Registration closes

9:45 a.m. Passing of the Flag Ceremony

10 a.m. Memorial Mile Start

11 a.m. Silent Auction closes (event ends)

Visit the race website http://www.honorthefallen5k.com for more information.

More on Medals of Honor can be found at http://www.medalsofhonor.org.

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