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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 at the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Training Center at Fort Indiantown Gap.

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About March for the Fallen

 

USO Pennsylvania & New Jersey, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Training Center, will host the 11th annual March for the Fallen on September 24, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap. The event provides an opportunity for the military and civilian communities to join annually to honor the memory of those service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great nation.

A portion of registration fees will be donated to the USO, a 501(C)3 nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen America’s military service members and their families by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation.

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?

  • March for the Fallen is an event where your time on the course honoring the sacrifice of Gold Star families is the primary charitable contribution. A portion of the race fees go to the USO, who hosts the event.

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)

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