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PO BOX 363, Ocean City, New Jersey

Morvay - Miley Post 524

NEW JERSEY RUN FOR THE FALLEN

The New Jersey Run for the Fallen is a compilation of active-duty military runners and support crew whose mission is clear and simple: To run one mile for every New Jersey service member killed as a result of serving during the War on Terror including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Each mile of sweat and pain and each flag saluted are to pay homage to one service member’s life and their family.  The last weekend of September we run across New Jersey to raise awareness for the lives of those who fought and died, to rejuvenate their memories, keep their spirits alive, to aid in the healing process of the New Jersey Gold Star families and to bring attention to New Jersey residents of the high cost of freedom.

Post 524 members support this annual event by paying honor to to our fallen heroes and we provide housing and meals to the Gold Star families, Blue Star Mothers, the military run teams and their support crews during their stay in Ocean City.

This year's Run was held in Ocean City

on Thursday, September 21st.

A ceremony honoring these brave men and women took place at each Hero Marker listed below.

SERVICE MEMBERS

HERO MARKER LOCATIONS

TIMES

Capt. Maria I. Ortiz

Sgt. Hector L. Ortiz Jr.

Corson's Inlet Bridge at the State Park sign on the Ocean Drive

3:26 PM

S/Sgt. Ingles DosReis

55th St & Central Ave

3:39 PM

Spc. Michael Franklin

46th St & Central Ave

3:52 PM

Cpl Terry Ordonez

37th St & Central Ave

4:02 PM

L/Cpl Jon T. Hicks Jr.

29th St & Wesley Ave

4:15 PM

SSgt Aaron Nelson Brown

21st St & Wesley Ave

4:28 PM

1st Lt. Robert Wilson Collins

15th St & Ocean Ave

4:38 PM

Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Sutherland

9/11 Pentagon Heroes

Veteran's Memorial Park

5th St & Wesley Ave

4:51 PM

Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick

World War II Heroes

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6650

15th St & Bay Ave

5:05 PM

Sgt. Keith T. Buzinski

Bay Ave between 24th St & 25th St

5:18 PM

Sgt. Alessandro "Sandrino" Plutino

US Marine Heroes - Beirut

American Legion Post 524

3304 Bay Ave

5:30 PM

"Duty, Honor, Country - those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn. "

(Gen. Douglas MacArthur's speech to the Corps of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 12, 1962)

If you would like to know more about this event, contact Jack Hagan at 609-304-3088 or adjutant@legion524ocnj.org.

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