WASHINGTON (Oct. 9, 2015) — Participants in the 31st anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C, or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend, are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s, or IMCOM’s, social media campaign called “Run to Honor.”
Army-Ten Miler weekend begins Oct. 9, with an expo at the D.C. Armory, which continues Oct. 10. The expo will feature an IMCOM Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or MWR, display at booth 537, where race participants can fill out a “Run to Honor” template, pose for a photo and sign a memorial quilt in honor of a fallen service member or surviving military Family member.
The Oct. 11 race starts and finishes at the Pentagon, where the runners will be surrounded by a sea of “Hooah!” tents from Army garrisons worldwide.
Army Survivor Outreach Services, a part of the IMCOM Family and MWR directorate, urges runners, friends and Family members that aren’t running the Army Ten-Miler to download a “Run to Honor” template and post photos from race weekend on Family and MWR Facebook (facebook.com/familymwr) and their personal social media accounts using the hashtags #RuntoHonor and #SymbolsOfHonor.
The Run to Honor campaign is a part of an IMCOM initiative to increase awareness of surviving military Families and the meaning behind the symbols of honor they wear.
By U.S. Army Installation Management Command