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"OUR DEBT TO THE HEROIC MEN AND VALIANT WOMEN IN THE SERVICE
OF OUR COUNTRY CAN NEVER BE REPAID. THEY HAVE EARNED OUR
UNDYING GRATITUDE. AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET THEIR SACRIFICES." - President Harry S Truman
Join the Honoring Heroes Memorial 5K•10K at the Bangor Waterfront on Sunday, June 16, 2019 to remember the lives of Maine's Fallen Heroes and their Gold Star Families. Come together in Honoring and Remembering all of Maine's service members, from all wars and conflicts, who sacrificed their lives for Our Freedom; and Uniting together in support of their families. This event is a fundraiser for the Maine Gold Star Family Memorial to be located in Augusta, Maine's Capitol Park.
The Honoring Heroes Memorial 5K•10K offers a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K Run or Walk, 10K Run, Adaptive Athlete, and Virtual options. Veterans and Active Duty personnel are encouraged to attend, either to walk, run, or line the finish with American Flags.
Gold Star Families are encouraged to register in one of three ways. Registration for any of the events is absolutely free!
It is our pleasure to assist in Remembering, Honoring, and Inspiring.
A Maine committee is spearheading fundraising for Maine’s first Gold Star Family Memorial.
The purpose of the Gold Star Family Memorial is to honor Gold Star Families from all wars and conflicts, preserve the memory of the fallen, and create a lasting memorial for future Gold Star Families through statewide recognition.
From the Citizens of the State of Maine, to the Gold Star Families of Maine, this stunning seven-foot-tall black granite monument is in the shape of a pentagon, with each side radiating out to the point of a star, and will be in Augusta, Maine at Capitol Park. The first side features a folded American Flag, with the inscription “On behalf of the President of the United States, the United States (Branch of Service), and a grateful nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one’s honorable and faithful service”. The second side features the Gold Star Service Banner that family members display, and being defined as a white field with a red border, with a Gold Star representing a family member who died during service, regardless of cause of death. The third side features emblems of the five branches of service, and the Oath of Enlistment. The fourth side features a quote honoring and remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The fifth side features the committee’s mission statement and dedication.
Atop the Memorial are 50 Gold Stars, one representing each State. Adjacent to the Memorial will be two granite benches, and feature a flag pole with yardarm to display the American Flag, State of Maine Flag, and the Gold Star Flag.
Join us to Honor and Remember those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice, and their Families.
Please find the Honoring Heroes Memorial 5K Course Map by clicking above!
Please find the Honoring Heroes Memorial 10K Course Map by clicking above!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
While this event is timed and will provide awards, this day is dedicated to Honoring and Remembering those who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice. Participate with this spirit in mind.
Awards will be given in the following categories for the 5K and 10K:
1st Male and Female for each age group:
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
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