The March for the Fallen is a greater community event hosted by the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Training Center at Fort Indiantown Gap to honor the memory of all that have fallen in the defense of our nation (started by Major General Gronski).
How did Alpha Architect get involved?
AA is a veteran-owned organization with representation across most of the US Armed Forces (U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Army — we’re still waiting for our first U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard teammates!). Our organization believes in supporting those who serve. Our goal with March for the Fallen is to bring awareness to the broader finance community of the sacrifices made by Service Members who died in the line of duty (example here). What started as a 10-person AA team building event in 2016, turned into a full-scale 70-person adventure filled with a who’s who of the “fintwit” community in 2017 (thanks to Pat O’Shaugnessy for spreading the word!). We hope 2018 is even bigger and better.
Why should you attend?
- To honor the fallen
- Challenge yourself both mentally and physically (28 miles on rugged terrain. Optional: 35lb+ rucksack)
- Network with interesting and honorable people
Who should attend?
Things to consider
Note: The March for the Fallen is not an event focused on fundraising. The contribution is your blood sweat and tears on the course, which serves as a living memory of the fallen. If one feels compelled to contribute to specific veteran causes, we can provide this information. The Travis Manion Foundation is one we recommend.