CLINTON- From the Village Green of Clinton to Sharon Springs is roughly 47 and a half miles. Saturday morning runners with the Run for the Fallen did just that on day two of their three-day mission.
“This is our chance to remember the ones who have fallen and who have paid the ultimate sacrifice,” said Chris McGee, a military veteran.
The Run for the Fallen started three years ago. It is a compilation of runners and support crew whose mission is simple: To run one mile for every New York service member killed as a result of serving during the War on Terror.
“It feels Amazing, you know the families thank us over and over for what we do for them,” said McGee. “And what I think very few realize is how much this does for us.”
McGee a 20 year veteran with the National Guard started this journey Friday in Syracuse. His mission along with 25 other service members is to make their way to Albany, where they will end their run in the Empire State Plaza.
“We will end in the plaza which I know we are all very excited about,” said McGee. “But this means much more.”
Along the way to Albany, there are dozens of stops. From Clinton to Sharon Springs Saturday, there were 12 different stops all recognizing men and women who lost their lives in combat.
“This is our way of giving back,” said McGee.
If you would like to follow the members on their tour to Albany, a full list of stops are linked below.
This weekend, the NY Run for the Fallen will travel across the 22nd District to pay homage to our nations fallen heroes. Each mile indicates 1 hero killed as a result of serving during the War on terror. Watch my full speech below.
— Congresswoman Tenney (@RepTenney) June 8, 2018