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A Run to Remember Florida's Fallen

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Cyd Deathe
Tampa Area Marine Parents Association

The markers went up on Sunday - one for each of Florida's fallen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

If the photo from the Marine Families Facebook page doesn't move you, maybe the words of the organization's president will. Here is Cyd Deathe's heartfelt posting:

Okay, it has been a very emotional day for me. Draining because I take each loss personally and my heart breaks. I walked through the memorial remembering ones I've known and those I attended their funerals. Unfortunately the list is longer each year. Someone once said to me, some years back, they aren't all yours and you can't take it so personally.' Well she was wrong! I love them al even when I don't know them and it reminds me of how precious life and family and loving each other is.

The memorial display will be up through Sunday at the Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 Hwy 301, Tampa, FL 33619.

There are only days left for runners and even walkers to register for the 10K, 5K and 1 mile runs.

The 2013 Run for the Fallen is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 8 with a candlelight vigil on the evening before.  Tampa Area Marine Parents Association, TAMPA. The Run for the Fallen is one of their major events.

Cyd asks if you can't come to the free event and run yourself, please, at the very least, go to the page for the memorial, like and share to spread more information about this display.

Bobbie O’Brien has been a Reporter/Producer at WUSF since 1991. She reports on general news topics in Florida and the Tampa Bay region.
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