September 26, 2010

New Jersey Run for the Fallen Honors Lost

Over two days, participants of the New Jersey Run for the Fallen ran from Cape May to the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Homedale. Runners would mark every mile with an American flag and a signed card, as each mile represented a fallen soldier from the New Jersey area.

HOMEDALE, NJ - On September 26th, a team of 28 dedicated runners concluded a 2-day Run for the Fallen in honor of those brave men and women who lost their lives in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Every year, friends and family members take part in the ceremony to honor the loved ones they lost. Over the two days, participants of the New Jersey Run for the Fallen ran from Cape May to the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Homedale. Runners would mark every mile with an American flag and a signed card, as each mile represented a fallen soldier from the New Jersey area.

As the runners crossed the finish line, they were greeted by applause from the hundreds of family members who attended the event.

Among those who lost their lives during combat was Seth Dvorin, a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He was beloved by all who knew him, including the founders of the G.I. Go Fund, who established their organization in his honor.

“He was a great guy,” said G.I. Go Fund Executive Director Jack Fanous. “Everybody who knew him had nothing but the best to say about him. He was always looking out for others, helping everyone he knew. And when he died, it hit us all very hard. We started this organization in his honor because we wanted to do something we thought he would do, and something we hope he would be proud of.”

His Father, Rich Dvorin, was among those at the event. He felt the run was significant in order to show his love and appreciation for his son.

“This day is to memorialize him, to honor him, and to let him know that we really care,” said Dvorin. He also stated that he was glad to take part in an event like this, and that this is something that should be done across the country.

Planners of the run were glad to see so many people come and show their respects to those who were lost, and will continue to hold this event in the future.