LITTLE ROCK, AR -- More than a hundred people participated in the Run for the Fallen event this weekend. The race is aimed at remembering America's brave men and women who lost their lives fighting the war on terror.
"I've been in the military for almost 21 years and I feel it is my duty recognize my fallen brothers and sisters," said planner Bubba Beason.
124 Arkansans have died while fighting the war. For each life lost, a mile is ran and a flag is planted in the ground.
"Its hard to deal with on a daily basis. You think about the things he is missing out on," said Francis Marshall whose son died in Iraq.
The journey started in Ozark, Arkansas yesterday morning. After completing the run, a moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner was performed during a closing ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol.
For more information on the run and to see Arkansas' fallen heroes, go to arkansasrunforthefallen.org/heroes.php