New Jersey’s Run for the Fallen passed through Galloway today, and our third graders were outside to support the runners!
The New Jersey Run for the Fallen memorializes the lives of local soldiers who have perished in combat. A team of runners from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, as well as runners from other locations in the country, stop at a specified location after every mile to salute one or more of the fallen soldiers.
Before the runners came through, the kids waved American flags at passing cars and trucks and cheered loudly when they beeped. (They were especially excited when a tractor trailer sounded its horn!)
Soon the runners came up the road, and the students gave them a warm welcome cheering and waving their flags. The runners stopped and everyone took a brief moment of silence. Most of the runners shook hands with students and thanked them for showing their support. Then, as quickly as they arrived, the runners continued onto their next mile.
You make us proud, third grade! Way to go!