Fort Bragg’s Family 5K will pay homage to fallen service members when Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) “Run, Honor, Remember” returns to Hedrick Stadium, Saturday. The field at the stadium will be covered in combat boots for the event.
Held annually, this memorial run is an important event for Fort Bragg. Leaders, Soldiers and Family members have an opportunity to honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
“The Run, Honor, Remember is special to me because it is a time that the community comes together and take the time to support the Families and honor the Soldier,” said Inez Barbour, surviving spouse of Sgt. Marvin L. Barbour, who died in October 2015. “It lets me and my Family know we are never alone. We are thankful.”
The field will display more than 7,000 combat boots. Each boot has a tag with the name and photo of a service member who died during the 9/11 attack, service members who died in combat since 9/11, service members who died and were assigned to Fort Bragg and service members whose Family lives in North Carolina regardless of how the service member died or what unit the service member was assigned at the time of death.
“The Run, Honor, Remember is important to our Family because it means my husband and our children’s father is not forgotten and is still being honored,” said Rachel Nolen, surviving spouse of Sgt. James Nolen, who died in November 2009.
The run start time is 8 a.m., with opening remarks at 7:45 a.m. The event is open to all DOD ID cardholders and their guests. No registration is required. Organizations and units are encouraged to run as a group. Strollers and dogs are welcome.
Fort Bragg’s monthly 5K is a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) event promoting fitness among service members and their Families. It also provides the opportunity for installation groups to highlight their services.
For more information about the Run, Honor, Remember event, please call (910) 396-0384. For additional information about Fort Bragg’s SOS or DFMWR, visit https://bragg.armymwr.com/.