144 mile run honors fallen soldiers

144 mile run honors fallen soldiers

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) - A group of runners spent their weekend remembering people who have died serving their country.

According to a report from Little Rock television station KARK, nearly 150 runners participated in the Arkansas Run for the Fallen. The group ran 144 miles - the same number of Arkansas soldiers who have died since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The run ended on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock, KARK reported, noting several people who attended the event had lost family members.

Michelle Beckwith told KARK that the run provided an opportunity to remember her husband, Staff Sgt. Cameron W. Beckwith, and others like him.

"Just to know they're not forgotten and people still appreciate everything they sacrificed I think that's the most important thing," Michelle Beckwith said.

In addition to the run, each of the 144 names were read out loud, and the song "Taps" was played.

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