2013 Virginia Run for the Fallen

May 06, 2013

George Lutz, the founder of Honor and Remember Inc., has created a very personal way to honor fallen veterans. His journey began when he lost his son, George Anthony Lutz, on December 29, 2005, in Fallujah, Iraq. This ignited a passion inside of him to honor service members who never came home from the battleground.

Lutz traveled 25,000 miles through 50 states promoting the “Honor and Remember” flag and building a national symbol—a reminder of all who have served and lost their lives serving our country.

The Virginia Run for Fallen is dedicated to a Virginia Hero. The running team is comprised of more than 30 active duty members to honor fallen service members. Each mile of the route is dedicated to Virginia hero and his or her family.

The Virginia Run for the Fallen began on May 2 at Fort Story base in Virginia Beach, VA, with a ceremony for the four-day journey. It was a 230-mile-long memorial route through Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Gloucester, Tappahannock, King George County, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Quantico, Dumfries, Prince William County, Manassas, Fairfax County, Annandale, Alexandria and Arlington. The run concluded on May 5 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Saint Leo University supports our veterans and their unselfish sacrifices. Staff members from our Virginia education centers volunteered their services to the event. Among the runners were Kent Reiber, assistant cross country coach with Saint Leo University, and his brother Jared Reiber, a corpsman in the U.S. Navy.