2nd Annual LONE STAR TRAIL of HEROES: RUN ACROSS TEXAS May 16-31, 2010
LONE STAR TRAIL of HEROES:
RUN ACROSS TEXAS
May 16-31, 2010
One Mile One Hero One Country
Raising Funds and Awareness One Mile at a Time
Relay Team will cover one mile for each Texas fallen service member in Run from Amarillo to San Antonio
Austin, Texas (April 30, 2010) Inspired by the sacrifice of military men and women whose lives were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan, an Austin-based 501 (c) 3 organization, OPERATION HONOR OUR HEORES, was formed to assist wounded warriors and veterans and their families. To accomplish the organization’s mission, a team of runners will embark on a cross country run this May to honor every Texas fallen service member, all wounded service members, and all of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces.
The Lone Star Trail of Heroes: Run Across Texas will begin in Amarillo on May 16 at the Panhandle War Memorial and will cover 500 miles before finishing in Austin on Memorial Day weekend. Cities included in the Run include Amarillo, Gainesville, Denton, Ft.Worth, Hillsboro, Abbott, West, Waco, Temple, Belton, Killeen/ Fort Hood, Salado, Georgetown, Round Rock, Austin, and San Antonio.
Runners will mark every mile of their journey with a United States flag, a photo, and a biographical card in honor of every fallen service member. The dedication markers being made by students and JROTC cadets at Leander I.S.D. (Cedar Park, Leander, Vista Ridge, Rouse High Schools) and Bowie High School in Austin will create a symbolic memorial trail across Texas.
This Run will be a living memorial that the runners hope can be continued from year to year and from city to city in Texas. While each flag will represent a soldier who has fallen, the run will represent all men and women of the United States military. In particular, this journey will honor all wounded warriors and veterans and their families. For Every Fallen Hero there are 10 Wounded Heroes.
The team will be asking individuals and businesses across Texas to donate one dollar for each mile that the runners cover on their way from Amarillo to Austin/ San Antonio. All funds raised by the Run will be donated to wounded warriors and veterans and their families.
For more information on Operation Honor Our Heroes visit www.honorheroes.org. Specific information regarding the Run can be found at www.lonestartrailofheroes.org.