Runners honor Idaho's fallen soldiers

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by JENICA VILLAMOR & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 4, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 4 at 7:20 AM

POST FALLS, Idaho -- Runners hit the track to remember loved ones lost in battle.

More than 100 people participated in the third-annual “Run for the Fallen” Saturday at Post Falls High School.  The run takes place across the country.

"We run to remember and never forget.  We run because he did not that day," proclaimed a loud voice through the track speakers.

“These wonderful men and women, who each one of them are true American heroes and have given their true measure of devotion to our country,” said Bernadette Kirk-Bonner, the mother of a fallen soldier.

The runners ran 89 miles - one for each fallen soldier with ties to Idaho who did not make it home.
 
“You might see these names one day and within a week, they're part of someone else's story that most people don't remember,” said Jessica Tingley, who lost a brother.  “So we want to give opportunities for people to remember.”

Although Jessica and the other participants wanted to walk one mile for each fallen soldier, they ended up doubling that Saturday.
 

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