On Monday, May 27, 2019, more than 20,000 runners and walkers around the world will become a living memorial to America’s fallen heroes and a show of support for the families they left behind.
wear blue teams will meet at various locations worldwide, including in Southern Nevada at Cadence, from 9 a.m. to noon at the community’s Central Park (1125 E. Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89011). Since 2017, Cadence has honored fallen military members with “A Walk to Remember,” which has attracted hundreds of community participants in an annual moving tribute.
“By partnering with wear blue, we’re taking our Memorial Day event to an all-new level,” said Cheryl Gowan, spokesperson for The LandWell Company, developer of Cadence. “The organization does such an amazing job paying tribute to our fallen heroes nationally and we’re working to do the same locally. It’s a perfect match.”
“The Memorial Day event is really for any type of walker no matter what their athletic level is,” stated Cindy Gersch, Memorial Day Program Director for wear blue. “We are encouraging people of all ages to join us at Cadence to pay tribute.”
The wear blue Memorial Day events use the power of community and the accessibility of running and walking for community members to become a living memorial through their steps. It’s a stark reminder to all Americans that Memorial Day is a time to honor the sacrifices of American military member families.
The event will begin with a Circle of Remembrance where the name of each military member killed in war is called out. Participants will be provided the name of an American Service Member who died in battle. Walkers will receive a unique bib to share the name of the service member whom they honor with their steps.
Events are being organized throughout the United States and abroad with all locations listed on the wear blue: run to remember website. Participants can join the Memorial Day mission by registering now at www.wearblueruntoremember.org for no cost.