(Savannah, Georgia) The U.S. Military has always had a special place in Pam Howe’s heart. “I am a civilian, but I have a deep bond with the military having been the daughter of a Korean War Veteran, a U.S. Army spouse for about 20 years and now the proud mother of a U.S. Marine for the last 13 years,” Howe, Vice President of Accounting at Bernard Williams & Company said.
Howe is taking her love and admiration for the military a step further with her fundraising efforts for Georgia Run for the Fallen. “I have been active in the Savannah/Fort Stewart Chapter of Team RWB (Red, White and Blue) for quite some time,” Howe explained. An avid runner who also volunteers as the Athletic Director for the RWB’s local chapter, she felt drawn to the mission.
Georgia Run for the Fallen is modeled after America’s Run for the Fallen and is a compilation of runners and support crew whose mission is to run specific miles for every Georgia service member killed as a result of serving during the War on Terror including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Each mile run and each flag saluted pays homage to one service member’s life and their family.
Howe recalled her experience with Georgia’s Inaugural Run for the Fallen last year. “We ran as a team to honor the fallen. Immediately upon meeting my teammates, there was a bond. We ran 164 miles from Milledgeville to Fort Benning in Columbus over a three-day period and stopped approximately every mile at a Hero Marker to honor by name 650 service members from Georgia who died as a result of serving during the War on Terror. Gold Star families were present at some markers for us to greet, hug and express our sorrow for their loss. I did the marker for Captain Matthew Freeman of Richmond Hill. Every single stop was very emotional. We felt each family’s pain and their sorrow.”
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