The Vision for 2021

The Houston Run for the Fallen is an organization of walkers, joggers and runners whose mission is clear and simple: To raise awareness for the lives of Houston- Area service members who have fallen Post 9/11/2001 including casualties of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, NEW DAWN and INHERENT RESOLVE; to rejuvenate their memories and keep their spirits alive; to support organizations that aid Texas Gold Star Families, and to aid in the healing process for those families whose lives have been affected by combatant or non-combatant situations.

Next year we would like to organize a community run to honor these fallen service members. Memorial Day Weekend 2021, we will place an American flag with a personal biographical card for each Houston-area service member who has fallen. Each mile ran and each flag posted is to pay homage to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and to their families left behind. Our intent is to create a memorial trail, even if just for one weekend, to honor those members.

Honor and Remember
Our Fallen Heroes
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.