"Run for the Fallen" completes Huntsville leg

"Run for the Fallen" completes Huntsville leg

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Roughly ten runners went through Huntsville to honor those lost in the Global War on Terrorism on Saturday.

They were running the "Run for the Fallen," a cross-country tribute that includes 19 states and 6100 miles.

The campaign "Honor and Remember" helped organize the run, which began in Southern California in April and will end in Arlington National Cemetery in August.

At each stop, the runners honor the service members from that area lost in the war.

A crowd of roughly 25 people welcomed the runners at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Huntsville.

"Honor" founder George Lutz lost his son in Iraq and said the run is for the Gold-Star families.

"These families who have given everything for this country, want to make sure their loved one is still appreciated by America, and I'm no less than that," said Lutz.

The run is heading to DeKalb County next.

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