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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: October 21, 2015 11:33:59 AM CDT

Fort Hood's Fisher House hosts Hero & Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll

FORT HOOD, Texas – The Fort Hood Fisher House will host their 2nd Annual Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll from 7-10 a.m. Oct. 31 here.

This event honors every fallen service member who was killed in action since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks along with other service members whose families requested their loved one be included in the display which includes a boot and a photo identification tag for each of the more than 7,000 service members.

The event starts on Sadowski Field by the III Corps Headquarters. There will be more than 7,000 boots lining the route. All participants are encouraged to be on base by 6:30 a.m. because of high traffic volume. Parking will be available in the III Corps parking lot.

The official welcome and military honors will begin at 7-7:30 a.m. Immediately afterwards, the motorcycle riders will lead off the run followed by wounded warriors (hand bikes and wheelchairs), military units in formation, and the rest of the participants.

There is no cost for this event and it is open to the public. As this event is being held on a military installation, all non-military ID card holders are subject to search per base regulations. All non-identification card holders must visit the main Fort Hood visitor’s center located at the T.J. Mills exit from now until Oct. 31 to get a pass that will be valid for the day of the event.

Any riders wishing to participate in a motorcycle escort are welcome to join as long as they have proper personal protective equipment as required by base regulations.

There is no cost to register, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ft-hood-fisher-house-hero-remembrance-run-walk-or-roll-2015-registration-18059865544.

Once the event is complete, the boots will be reassembled by volunteers in front of the III Corps Headquarters field and stay on display through Veteran’s Day. This is to allow the community an opportunity to look through the boots to find the names and pictures of loved ones who paid the ultimate price.

Media who wish to cover this event should register here. On Oct. 31 the gate time is 6:15 a.m. Media should meet in the southside parking lot of the Fort Hood visitor's center.

 

About the Fort Hood Fisher House
The Fisher House is located across from the Santa Fe Gate in front of Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for veterans and military families of patients receiving treatment at military medical centers. The Fort Hood Fisher House is one of 65 Fisher Houses located on 24 military installations and 24 Veterans Affairs medical centers across the nation. The Fort Hood Fisher House has seven suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, dining room and living room. For more information on Fort Hood's Fisher House, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/fthood.fisherhouse. Since inception, the Fisher House program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $235 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Fisher House
Theresa Johnson
(254) 702-3530
(931) 217-0800
36015 Fisher Lance
Fort Hood, TX 76544
[email protected]