FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood’s Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the sixth annual Run for Remembrance 5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m. June 29 beginning on Sadowski Field to honor our nation’s fallen service members.

More than 7,000 combat boots will line the route which memorializes service members from the five services who have lost their lives since September 11, 2001.

“It is a great event to bring the community together to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice,” said Col. Jason Wesbrock, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Hood.   “It is also a very humbling reminder of the cost our nation’s sons and daughters have paid for our freedom.”

After the run/walk, the boots along with a photo of each of the fallen will be on display 24/7 at Sadowski Field in front of the III Corps Headquarters building through July 7.

The event is free and open to all, however, registration is still required through Fort Hood’s DFMWR website to participate in the run/walk.  Any non-DoD identification cardholders who want to take part in the run/walk or just view the boot display, must obtain a visitor pass at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center located on T.J. Mills Blvd.

Media who wish to cover this event, should register here. For more information, media may contact the Fort Hood Public Affairs office at (254) 287-0106/9993.  A Public Affairs representative will meet the media at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center at 6:30 a.m. June 29 for an escort onto post.