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March for the Fallen

September 24, 2022

March for the Fallen (#MFTF) is a living memorial to honor the memory of all that have fallen in the defense of our nation (started by Ed Shank and Paulo Sico). The live community event is hosted by the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Training Center at Fort Indiantown Gap.

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About March for the Fallen

Why should you attend?

  • To show gratitude for Gold Star Families and to honor the Fallen.

Do I need to be a super-athlete?

  • No. The goal is to achieve your own personal summit. This is NOT a competition.

Is this a charity that accepts monetary donations?

  • No. March for the Fallen is an event where your time on the course honoring the sacrifice of Gold Star families is a charitable contribution.

How did Alpha Architect get involved?

  • AA is a service-disabled/veteran-owned organization with representation across many of the US Armed Forces. Our goal with March for the Fallen is to bring awareness to the broader finance community of the sacrifices made by Service Members (and their families) who died in the line of duty. We have participated in the event since 2016. Here is a NY Times article on the topic.


Key Logistics

When: September 24

    • Arrive on September 23rd (Friday); Event-Day is September 24th (Saturday); Leave on September 25th (Sunday)

What: 28-mile hike with options to wear a pack and/or go a shorter distance.

    • Achieve your personal summit if 28 miles is too far. Not a problem.
    • Route elevation profile (courtesy of Mike Lecours)

Where: Fort Indiantown Gap, PA (National Guard Training Center)

Cost: ~$40 for registration. We cover chow/lodging (limited spaces!)

Lodging: Large cabin complex provided by AA. We have the capacity for up to 50. (Limited versus prior years, so register ASAP)


Photos from Prior Years

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