On Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 21, in an apolitical reflection of remembrance, a team of runners embarked on a 150 mile run to honor Arkansas service members who have died while serving on active duty since September 11, 2001. The run began in Ozark on Friday morning, March 19 and will end 150 miles later after the last fallen service member is honored. Each of the first 150 miles of the run is dedicated to an Arkansas Hero. The run team stopped at each marker where they presented an American Flag and a biographical card in honor of a fallen service member in an effort to create a 150 mile memorial trail through Arkansas.
On Friday, March 19, the run started at Ozark City Hall at 8 a.m. kicking off this year’s event. The run continued into Johnson County and then entered Pope County Friday afternoon.
On Saturday, March 20, troops with Arkansas Run for the Fallen began at mile 54 in Pope County at 8:30 a.m., stopping each mile along the way to honor a fallen soldier. Troops continued the run along Highway 64 and on Saturday afternoon, they entered Conway County. The run on Saturday continued until about 5:40 p.m
On Sunday, March 21, the runners will begin their final day, remembering the Fallen heroes lost since September 11, 2001 during each mile of their journey.
To find detailed information about the heroes who were honored and the location of their memorial mile click here.
The attached photos were taken of the 2021 Arkansas Run for the Fallen event as it traveled through Pope County.
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The video below was captured as the runners honored fallen heroes as they traveled through Pope County.