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We must never forget these brave men and women

From 2001 to the present - 228 of Georgia's Soldiers have fallen

3/23/03 Army Spc Jamaal R. Addison, 22 y.o. Lithonia, GA
3/29/03 Army Pfc Michael R. Creighton Weldon, 20 y.o. Conyers, GA
3/29/03 Army Pfc Diego Fernando Rincon, 19 y.o. Conyers, GA
4/03/03 Army Cpt Edward J. Korn, 31 y.o. Savannah, GA
5/14/03 Army Spc David T. Nutt, 32 y.o. Blackshear, GA
6/12/03 Army Spc John K. Klinesmith, 25 y.o. Stockbridge, GA
7/14/03 Army Sgt Michael T. Crockett, 27 y.o. Soperton, GA
7/28/03 Army Sgt Nathaniel Hart Jr., 29 y.o. Valdosta, GA
8/20/03 Army Staff Sgt Bobby C. Franklin, 38 y.o. Mineral Bluff, GA
10/13/03 Army Pvt 2 Benjamin L. Freeman, 19 y.o. Valdosta, GA
11/23/03 Army Comm Sgt Maj Jerry L. Wilson, 45 y.o. Thomson, GA
12/11/03 Army Spc Marshall L. Edgerton, 27 y.o. Rocky Face, GA
12/17/03 Army Spc Christopher J. Holland, 26 y.o. Brunswick, GA
1/08/04 Army Spc Nathaniel H. Johnson, 22 y.o. Augusta, GA
1/12/04 Army Staff Sgt Ricky L. Crockett, 37 y.o. Broxton, GA
3/15/04 Army Sgt William J. Normandy, 42 y.o. Augusta, GA
3/16/04 Army Master Sgt Thomas R. Thigpen Sr., 52 y.o. Augusta, GA
4/02/04 Army Pfc William R. Strange, 19 y.o. Adrian, GA
4/10/04 Army Spc Justin W. Johnson, 22 y.o. Rome, GA
4/10/04 Air Force Airman 1st Class Antoine J. Holt, 20 y.o. Kennesaw, GA
4/17/04 Army Spc Marvin A. Campo Siles, 25y.o. Austell, GA
4/27/04 Army Pfc Marquis A. Whitaker, 20 y.o. Columbus, GA
4/30/04 Navy Equip. Op. 3rd Class Christopher M. Dickerson, 33 y.o. Eastman, GA
6/21/04 Marine Lance Cpl Juan Lopez, 22 y.o. Whitfield, GA
9/16/04 Army 1st Lt Tyler H. Brown, 26 y.o. Atlanta, GA
9/16/04 Army Sgt Foster Pinkston, 47 y.o. Warrenton, GA
9/20/04 Army SOF Sgt Robert S. Goodwin, 35 y.o. Albany, GA
10/30/04 Marine Sgt Kelley L. Courtney, 28 y.o. Macon, GA
10/30/04 Marine Lance Cpl Michael P. Scarborough, 28 y.o. Washington, GA
11/10/04 Marine 1st Lt Dan T. Malcom Jr., 25 y.o. Brinson, GA
11/12/04 Army Sgt Jonathan B. Shields, 25 y.o. Atlanta, GA
12/12/04 Marine Lance Cpl Jeffrey S. Blanton, 23 y.o. Fayetteville, GA
1/04/05 Army Sgt Bennie Washington, 25 y.o. Atlanta, GA
1/17/05 Army Pfc Jesus Fonseca Jr., 19 y.o. Marietta, GA
1/26/05 Marine Lance Cpl Darrell J. Schumann, 25 y.o. Flowery Branch, GA  
2/14/05 Army Sgt 1st Class David J. Salie, 34 y.o. Columbus, GA
4/12/05 Army Cpl Taylor J. Dickens, 20 y.o. Columbus, GA
5/02/05 Army Sgt John E. McGee, 36 y.o. Columbus, GA
5/14/05 Army Sgt Charles C. Gillican III, 35 y.o. Brunswick, GA
6/18/05 Army Cpl William A. Long, 26 y.o. Lilburn, GA
6/18/05 Army 1st Lt Noah Harris, 23 y.o. Ellijay, GA
6/30/05 Army Sgt Chad M. Mercer, 25 y.o. Waycross, GA
7/21/05 Navy Hosp. Corp. 3rd Class Travis L. Youngblood, 26 y.o. Surrency, GA
7/24/05 Army Sgt John F. Thomas, 33 y.o. Valdosta, GA
7/24/05 Army Sgt James O. Kinlow, 35 y.o. Thomson, GA
7/24/05 Army Staff Sgt Carl R. Fuller, 44 y.o. Covington, GA
7/24/05 Army Spc Jacques E. Brunson, 30 y.o. Americus, GA
7/27/05 Army Spc Benyahmin B. Yahudah, 24 y.o. Bogart, GA
7/30/05 Army Sgt 1st Class Victor A. Anderson, 39 y.o. Ellaville, GA
7/30/05 Army Sgt Ronnie L. Shelley, 34 y.o. Valdosta, GA
7/30/05 Army Staff Sgt David R. Jones Sr., 45 y.o. Augusta, GA
7/30/05 Army Sgt Jonathon C. Haggin, 26 y.o. Kingsland, GA
8/03/05 Army Spc Mathew V. Gibbs, 21 y.o. Ambrose, GA
8/03/05 Army Sgt 1st Class Charles H. Warren, 36 y.o. Duluth, GA
8/03/05 Army Spc Jerry L. Ganey Jr., 29 y.o. Folkston, GA
8/04/05 Army Pvt John M. Henderson, 21 y.o. Columbus, GA
8/11/05 Army Capt. Jeremy A. Chandler, 28 y.o. Richmond Hill, GA
8/15/05 Army Spc Joshua P. Dingler, 19 y.o. Hiram, GA
8/15/05 Army Sgt Paul A. Saylor, 21 y.o. Norcross, GA
8/15/05 Army Sgt Thomas J. Strickland, 27 y.o. Douglasville, GA
8/16/05 Army Sgt Michael J. Stokely, 23 y.o. Sharpsburg/Loganville, GA
8/29/05 Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dennis P. Hay, 32 y.o. Valdosta, GA
9/01/05 Army Sgt George R. Draughn Jr., 29 y.o. Decatur, GA
9/01/05 Army Staff Sgt Robert L. Hollar Jr., 35 y.o. Griffin, GA
10/20/05 Army Staff Sgt Dennis P. Merck, 38 y.o. Evans, GA
10/30/05 Marine Staff Sgt Joel P. Dameron, 27 y.o. Ellabell, GA
11/11/05 Army Sgt Tyrone L. Chisholm, 27 y.o. Savannah, GA
11/20/05 Navy Steel Worker 3rd Class Emory J. Turpin, 23 y.o. Dahlonega, GA
11/30/05 Marine Cpl William G. Taylor, 26 y.o. Macon, GA
12/02/05 Army Sgt Philip A. Dodson, 42 y.o. Forsyth, GA
12/02/05 Army Spc Marcus S. Futrell, 20 y.o. Macon, GA
12/02/05 Army Staff Sgt Philip L. Travis, 41 y.o. Snellville, GA
12/15/05 Army Spc Joseph A. Lucas, 23 y.o. Augusta, GA
12/26/05 Army Sgt Dominic R. Coles, 25 y.o. Jesup, GA
1/13/06 Navy Ops. 1st Class Michael A. Jordon, 35 y.o. Augusta, GA
1/20/06 Army Staff Sgt Rickey Scott, 30 y.o. Columbus, GA
1/23/06 Marine Lance Cpl Joshua A. Scott, 24 y.o. Tunnel Hill, GA
2/17/06 Marine Lance Cpl Samuel W. Large, 21 y.o. Villa Rica, GA
2/17/06 Army Sgt 1st Class Amos C. Edwards Jr., 41 y.o. Savannah, GA
4/02/06 Marine Lance Cpl Kun Y. Kim, 20 y.o. Atlanta, GA
4/09/06 Army Spc David S. Collins, 24 y.o. Jasper, GA
5/15/06 Army Staff Sgt Marion Flint Jr., 29 y.o. Athens, GA
6/09/06 Navy Hospitalman Zachary M. Alday, 22 y.o. Donaldsonville, GA
6/23/06 Army Spc Channing G. Singletary, 30 y.o. Sylvester, GA
9/19/06 Army 1st Lt Ashley Henderson Huff, 23 y.o. Savannah, GA
9/23/06 Army Pfc Kenneth E. Kincaid IV, 25 y.o. Lilburn, GA
9/23/06 Army Staff Sgt Carlos Dominguez, 57 y.o. Savannah, GA
9/28/06 Marine Lance Cpl James Chamroeun, 20 y.o. Union City, GA
10/02/06 Army Staff Sgt James D. Ellis, 25 y.o. Valdosta, GA
10/02/06 Army Spc Justin R. Jarrett, 21 y.o. Jonesboro, GA
10/06/06 Marine Lance Cpl Stephen F. Johnson, 20 y.o. Marietta, GA
11/09/06 Marine Lance Cpl Kristopher C. Warren, 19 y.o. Resaca, GA
11/13/06 Army Pfc Daniel J. Allman II, 20 y.o. Canon, GA
11/21/06 Army Command Sgt Maj Donovan E. Watts, 46 y.o. Atlanta, GA
12/25/06 Army Sgt 1st Class Dexter E. Wheelous, 37 y.o. Winder, GA
12/25/06 Army Capt Hayes Clayton, 29 y.o. Georgia
1/20/07 Army Cpl Victor M. Langarica, 29 y.o. Decatur, GA
2/01/07 Marine Cpl Richard O. Quill III, 22 y.o. Roswell, GA
2/17/07 Army Spc Christopher K. Boone, 34 y.o. Augusta, GA
3/11/07 Army Spc Jonathon K. Smith, 19 y.o. Atlanta, GA
3/14/07 Army Cpl Brian L. Chevalier, 21 y.o. Athens, GA
3/15/07 Army Staff Sgt Blake M. Harris, 27 y.o. Hampton, GA
4/06/07 Navy EOD 1st Class Diver Joseph A. McSween, 26 y.o. Valdosta, GA
4/23/07 Army Sgt Randell T. Marshall, 22 y.o. Fitzgerald, GA
4/23/07 Army Spc Jerry R. King, 19 y.o. Royston, GA
4/28/07 Army Staff Sgt Michael R. Hullender, 29 y.o. Lilburn GA
5/06/07 Army Sgt Jason R. Harkins, 25 y.o. Cleveland, GA
5/14/07 Marine Cpl Jeffrey D. Walker, 21 y.o. Macon, GA
5/21/07 Army Sgt Brian D. Ardron, 32 y.o. Kennesaw, GA
5/22/07 Army Pfc Robert A. Worthington, 19 y.o. Jackson, GA
6/02/07 Army Sgt Shawn E. Dressler, 22 y.o. Commerce, GA
6/11/07 Air Force Lt Col Glade L. Felix, 52 y.o. Lake Park, GA
6/20/07 Army Staff Sgt Darren P. Hubbell, 38 y.o. Tifton, GA
6/20/07 Marine Staff Sgt Stephen J. Wilson, 28 y.o. Duluth, GA
6/23/07 Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason D. Nathan, 22 y.o. Macon, GA
7/01/07 Marine Lance Cpl William C. Chambers, 20 y.o. Ringgold, GA
7/06/07 Army Sgt Gene L. Lamie, 25 y.o. Homerville, GA
7/07/07 Army Sgt Jerry L. Deloach, 45 y.o. Jackson, GA
7/15/07 Army Sgt Benjamin B. Bartlett Jr., 25 y.o. Manchester, GA
7/18/07 Army Spc Daniel E. Gomez, 21 y.o. Warner Robins, GA
8/02/07 Army Spc Cristian Rojas-Gallego, 24 y.o. Loganville, GA
8/22/07 Army Spc Edger E. Cardenas, 34 y.o. Lilburn, GA
8/22/07 Army Capt Corry P. Tyler, 29 y.o. Woodbine, GA
8/29/07 Marine Cpl John C. Tanner, 21 y.o. Columbus, GA
9/01/07 Army Spc Christopher G. Patton, 21 y.o. Lawranceville, GA
9/10/07 Army Sgt Michael C. Hardegree, 21 y.o. Villa Rica, GA
9/21/07 Army Spc John J. Young, 24 y.o. Savannah, GA
9/22/07 Army Cpl Joshua H. Reeves, 26 y.o. Watkinsville, GA
10/22/07 Navy Master-at-Arms Seaman Genesia M. Gresham, 19 y.o. Lithonia, GA
12/11/07 Army Staff Sgt Gregory L. Elam, 39 y.o. Columbus, GA
1/02/08 Navy Info Syst Tech 2nd class Menelek M. Brown, 24 y.o. East Point, GA
1/19/08 Marine Lance Cpl James M. Gluff, 20 y.o. Tunnel Hill, GA
1/28/08 Army Cpl Evan A. Marshall, 21 y.o. Athens, GA
2/05/08 Army Cpl Miguel A. Baez, 32 y.o. Bonaire, GA
2/05/08 Army Staff Sgt Donald T. Tabb, 29 y.o. Norcross, GA
2/10/08 Army Sgt Corey E. Spates, 21 y.o. La Grange, GA
4/15/08 Marine 1st Sgt Luke J. Mercardante, 35 y.o. Athens, GA
4/24/08 Army Staff Sgt Shaun J. Whitehead, 24 y.o. Commerce, GA
5/18/08 Army Master Sgt Davy N. Weaver, 39 y.o. Barnesville, GA
6/10/08 Army Sgt Steve A. McCoy, 23 y.o. Moultrie, GA
7/13/08 Army Cpl Jonathan R. Ayers, 24 y.o. Snellville, GA
7/13/08 Army SOF Master Sgt Mitchell W. Young, 39 y.o. Jonesboro, GA
7/13/08 Army Cpl Matthew B. Phillips, 27 y.o. Jasper, GA
9/20/08 Navy Crypt. Tech 3rd Class Matthew J. O'Bryant, 22 y.o. Duluth, GA
11/06/08 Army Pfc Theron V. Hobbs, 22 y.o. Albany, GA
11/21/08 Army 1st Lt William K. Jernigan, 35 y.o. Doraville, GA
12/16/08 Army Pvt Colman J. Meadows III, 19 y.o. Senioa, GA
4/24/09 Army Command Sgt Maj Benjamin Moore Jr., 43 y.o. Waycross, GA
5/01/09 Army Spc Ryan C. King, 22 y.o. Dallas, GA
5/29/09 Army Pvt Thomas E. Lee III, 20 y.o. Dalton, GA
6/04/09 Army Sgt Jeffrey W. Jordon, 21 y.o. Rome, GA
6/04/09 Army Sgt 1st Class John C. Beale, 39 y.o. Riverdale, GA
6/04/09 Army Maj Kevin M. Jenrette, 37 y.o. Lula, GA
6/06/09 Spc Matthew W. Ward, 23 y.o. Gainesville, GA
 
6/20/09 Army 1sgt John D. Blair, 38 y.o. Calhoun, GA
7/02/09 Marine Lance Cpl Charles S. Sharp, 20 y.o. Adairsville, GA
7/06/09 Army Spc Issac L. Johnson, 24 y.o. Columbus, GA
7/06/09 Army Sgt Brock H. Chavers, 25 y.o. Bulloch, GA
7/20/09 Army Spc Anthony M. Lightfoot, 20 y.o. Riverdale, GA
7/21/09 Army Spc Raymundo P. Morales, 34 y.o. Dalton, GA
8/07/09 Marine Capt Matthew C. Freeman, 29 y.o. Richmond Hill, GA
9/08/09 Air Force 1st Lt Joseph D. Helton, 24 y.o. Monroe, GA
9/08/09 Marine Gunnery Sgt Edwin W. Johnson, 31 y.o. Columbus, GA
9/08/09 Marine Staff Sgt Aaron M. Kenefick, 30 y.o. Roswell, GA
9/16/09 Army SOF Sgt 1st Class Shawn P. McCloskey, 33 y.o. Peachtree, GA
9/30/09 Army Staff Sgt Alex French IV, 31 y.o. Milledgeville, GA
10/03/09 Army Staff Sgt Vernon W. Martin, 25 y.o. Savannah, GA
10/26/09 Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael P. Montgomery 36 y.o. Savannah, GA
11/22/09 Army Sgt Briand T. Williams, 25 y.o. Sparks, GA
12/11/09 Army Pfc Jaiciae L. Pauley, 29 y.o. Austell, GA
1/1/10 Army Spc Brushaun X. Anderson, 20 y.o. Columbus, GA
2/15/10 Marine Pfc. Jason H. Estopinal, 21 y.o. Dallas, GA
3/1/10 Army Spc Matthew D. Huston, 24 y.o. Athens, GA
3/8/10 Army Sgt Lakeshia M. Bailey 23 y.o. Columbus, GA
4/7/2010 Army 1st LT Robert W. Collins, 24 y.o. Tyrone, GA
4/18/10 Army Staff Sgt James R. Patton, 23 y.o. Fort Benning, GA
6/1/10 Army Jonathan K. Peney, 22 y.o. Marietta, GA
6/26/2010 Marine Lance Cpl. William T. Richards, 20 y.o. Trenton, GA
6/26/2010 Army Spc. David A. Holmes, 34 y.o. Tennille, GA

7/2/10 Army Sgt Johnny W. Lumpkin, 38 y.o. Columbus, GA

7/3/10 Army Pfc Jacob A. Dennis, 22 y.o. Powder Springs, GA

7/13/10 Army Staff Sgt Sheldon L. Tate, 27 y.o. Hinesville, GA
8/17/10 Army Sgt 1st Class Edgar N. Roberts, 39 y.o. Hinesville, GA 8/27/10 Army Pfc Chad D. Coleman, 20 y.o. Moreland, GA
9/01/10 Marine Lance Cpl Christopher B. Rodgers, 20 y.o. Griffin, GA

9/17/10 Marine 1st Lt Scott J. Fleming, 24 y.o. Marietta, GA

9/21/2010 Air Force Senior Airman Michael J. Buras, 23 y.o. Fitzgerald, GA

9/21/2010 Navy Senior Chief Crypt. Tech David B. McLendon, 30 y.o. Thomasville, GA

10/06/10 Marine Cpl Stephen C. Sockalosky, 21 y.o. Cordele, GA 10/13/10 Marine Lance Cpl Raymon L.A. Johnson, 22 y.o. Midland, GA
11/12/10 Army Spc Shannon Chihuahua, 25 y.o. Thomasville, GA 11/29/10 Army Pfc Austin G. Staggs, 19 y.o. Senoia, GA
1/07/11 Marine Lance Cpl J. Ryan Giese, 24 y.o. Winder, GA 3/29/11 Army Pvt Jeremy P. Falkner, 23 y.o. Griffin, GA
4/05/11 Army Spc Gary L. Nelson III, 20 y.o. Woodstock, GA 4/15/11 Army Spc Cynthia R. Taylor, 39 y.o. Columbus, GA
6/29/11 Army Spc Robert G. Tenney, 29 y.o. Warner Robins, GA 7/31/11 Army Pfc Brice M. Scott, 22 y.o. Columbus, GA
8/05/2011 Army Spc Mark J. Downer, 23 y.o. Warner Robins, GA 9/10/11 Army Staff Sgt Keith F. Rudd, 36 y.o. Tucker, GA
9/28/11 Marine Lance Cpl John R. Wimpey Cagle, 19 y.o. Tucker, GA 9/29/11 Army Spc Adrian G. Mills, 23 y.o. Newnan, GA
10/13/11 Marine Lance Cpl Scott D. Harper, 21 y.o. Winston, GA  2/18/12 Air Force Capt Nicholas S. Whitlock, 29 y.o. Newnan, GA
3/29/12 Army Pfc Johnathon F. Davis, 20 y.o. Griffin, GA 4/22/12 Army 1st Lt Jonathon P. Walsh, 28 y.o. Kennesaw, GA
5/26/12 Marine Lance Cpl Steven G. Sutton, 24 y.o. Leesburg, GA 5/31/12 Army Staff Sgt Alexander G. Povilaitis Jr., 47 y.o. Dawsonville, GA
6/07/12 Army Pfc Brandon D. Goodine, 20 y.o. Luthersville, GA 7/08/12 Army Spc Erica P. Alecksen, 21 y.o. Eatonton, GA
8/08/12 Air Force Maj W. David Gray, 38 y.o. Conyers, GA 10/12/12 Army Spc Matthew T. Cox, 21 y.o. Lawrenceville, GA

7/02/13 Army Spc Hilda I. Clayton, 22 y.o. Augusta, GA

7/23/13 Army Sgt Stefan M. Smith, 24 y.o. Glennville, GA

7/27/13 Army Sgt Eric T. Lawson, 30 y.o. Stockbridge, GA

8/31/13 Army Staff Sgt Joshua Bowden, 28 y.o. Villa Rica, GA

9/21/13 Army Spc Joshua J. Strickland, 23 y.o. Woodstock, GA

12/17/2013 Army Sgt 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28 y.o. Marietta, GA 

6//09/14 Army Staff Sgt Jason A. McDonald, 28 y.o. Butler, GA  

6/12/2015 Army Pfc Monterrious T. Daniel, 19 y.o. Griffin, GA 

7/17/2015 Marine Lance Cpl Squire ‘Skip’ Wells, 21 y.o. Marietta, GA

9/22/2015 Army Spc Kyle E. Gilbert, 24 y.o. Buford, GA

10/02/2015 Air Force Airman 1st Class Kcey E. Ruiz, 21 y.o. McDonough, GA

 12/21/2015 Air Force Staff Sgt Chester J. McBride Jr., 30 y.o. Statesboro, GA
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PARADE VOLUNTEERS,THANK YOU!

AS OF MAY 12th:  VOLUNTEER COUNT IS 260 OF 260

(So no more volunteers are needed)

 

 

Attention Preregistered Parade Volunteers,

 

Arrive in the staging area by no later than 0900, and then go to the FHOG tables located under the Hebron Baptist Church 'Worship Center' sign.  At the tables volunteers will receive one ticket per volunteer that will be exchanged for one sign per ticket.  Volunteers will receive the same number of tickets as was requested by the volunteer when registering to carry a sign, and a list of volunteers is at the bottom of this message.  Tickets are given out early so that we know enough volunteers are in attendance.  

 

At 0930, volunteers will be given baby wipes to clean hands free of makeup and oils that can damage the signs.  Tickets will be exchanged for signs following the hand cleaning.  After receiving a sign, do not set the signs on the ground, drop or handle improperly.

 

At 0945 volunteers will start being assigned already marked staging positions.  Family members of the Fallen will lead the parade, and others will fill in behind.  Four vehicles will be mixed in with the parade volunteers, so be aware of your surroundings.  Working 260 volunteers into one staging area will require patience on everyone's part, so thank you in advance for your help in this matter.  

 

Very important, spacing of rows while on the parade route will be much greater than in the staging area.  The middle volunteer in every row will lead that individual row by making sure that row maintain proper spacing forward and back as well as side to side.

 

At 0950 announcements and additional volunteer direction will be given.  While in staging avoid placing your hands directly on the image on the front of the sign.

 

At 1000 the parade begins, and by 1005-1015 our group will be exiting our staging location.  As volunteers exit our staging area and before entering the roadway, direction will be given to each individual row to keep proper spacing between rows.  While on the route, please maintain 5 paces between rows and 2 paces side to side between each individual row volunteer.

 

Clothing:

 

·         Dress weather appropriate, closed toe shoes preferred (no flip flops due to the noise they create while on the parade route).  Fallen Heroes of Georgia 5K tees, military uniforms, Fallen Soldier tees, and patriotic shirts are all certainly welcome.

 

Weather:

 

·         The parade will be held rain or shine.  Our organization is only one of the participants in this parade, so in an event of a weather related concern our organization has no say as to the operations related to the parade.  

 

Parking:

 

·         Kroger parking area located across from Hebron Baptist Church: CLICK HERE

·         Publix parking area located west of Hebron Baptist Church: CLICK HERE

·         Overflow lot located east of Hebron Baptist Church: CLICK HERE

 

Maps:

 

·         Parade Map: CLICK HERE

 

·         Church parking map: CLICK HERE

 

·         5K route map: CLICK HERE  (This is done so that volunteers know which closed roadways to avoid while driving to the event).

 

·         Parade Plan & Line Up Map: CLICK HERE  (This map has most needed event information related to the staging prior to the start of the parade).

 

Event Details:

 

·         Location: In Dacula Georgia which is east of Lawrenceville.

·         Date: Memorial Day- Monday, May 29th, 2017

·         Time: Arrive at the staging by no later than 9:00am, parade starts at 10:00am, and finished by 11:00am or so.

·         Parking: Parade volunteers will direct drivers to the overflow parking area of Hebron Baptist Church, or volunteers can pack in any nearby lot.

·         Staging: All parade participants will stage in the Hebron Baptist Church parking lot.

·         Meeting Spot: Located to the right of the front covered entrance leading into Hebron Baptist Church worship center.

·         Recommended Attire: Weather appropriate, dress like you are representing a fallen soldier.

·         Age & Ability: The weather will be warm & humid, and the parade route is one mile long. So to avoid meltdowns no kids less than 12 years old, and no one of questionable health should participate.

·         Course Route: Begins at Hebron Baptist Church, goes toward downtown Dacula, and finishes near Dacula High School. There is a ¾ of a mile walk back to the church for parade participants following the parade.

·         CLICK HERE: For the Parade’s website.

·         CLICK HERE: For the Fallen Heroes of Georgia website.

 

Volunteers listed by first name, last initial, and a partial email address: CLICK HERE

 

 

Fallen Heroes of Georgia 5K

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8:00am

Join us at Lanier Islands in Buford as we honor and remember Georgia’s Fallen Soldiers who have been lost while fighting in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As always all race proceeds benefit charities created in memory of a Fallen Georgia Soldier.

 

Click Here for a List of Registered Participants

 

RACE RESULTS:

 

o    Live Results Link: CLICK HERE

 

o    After Race Results: CLICK HERE

 

RACE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE!  

 

·         Jan 11th - March 1st: $30.00

·         March 2nd - March 15th at 6:00pm: $ 35.00

·         Race Day: $40.00

·         Tee shirts for race day registrants will be available while supplies last.

·         Starting Time: 8:00am

 

IMPORTANT PRERACE INFORMATION: 

1.     Weather & Clothing

2.     Directions

3.     Arrival Time

4.     Gate Fee

5.     Carpool, Carpool, Carpool

6.     Parking Areas

7.     Prerace Bib & Tee Pick Up

8.     Picking Up A Friend's Bib?

9.     Race Day Bib / Tee Shirt Pick Up

10.   Opening Ceremony 

11.   All Participants Must Register & Stroller Restrictions

12.   Supporters & Family of Participants

 

1. WEATHER & CLOTHING:

·         The race will be held rain or shine!

·         Wear needed weather related, AND BRIGHT AND OR REFLECTIVE clothing while participating.

·         Keep your children close and on an adult’s right hand side for safety.

 

2. DIRECTIONS:

·         The race will be held at Lanier Islands, located at 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway (formerly Holiday Road), Buford, GA 30518.

·         I-85N to Exit 113 I-985N, to Exit 8 Lanier Islands Pkwy/Friendship Road, TURN LEFT, and Lanier Islands is 4.5 miles straight ahead. Once in the Resort, please follow the signs and the volunteer’s instructions.

 

3. ARRIVAL TIME:

·         We recommend that all registrants arrive at the Resort a minimum of 1 - 1 ¼ hours before the start of the race. This is due to the delays that WILL occur when entering the Resort, paying the $5.00 parking fee at the gate with possible volume related delays, parking, race bib and shirt pick up, walking back and forth to your vehicle to drop off race tee, brief opening ceremony, and lastly to be in place for a timely start of the race.

 

4. GATE FEE:

·         There is NO LONGER  a gate pass for free gate entry, starting this year each vehicle entering the Resort on race day will pay the $5.00 gate fee. Unless the vehicle has an annual Lanier Islands gate pass.  Lanier Islands annual gate pass can be purchased any time prior to the race at the Island's gate for $75.00.

·         This policy change was posted starting on the first day (Jan 1st) of the 2017 registration process. 

·         To best keep the lanes at the gates moving on race day, please bring exact change for the gate fee of $5.00.

·         Carpool & Save!

 

5. CARPOOL, CARPOOL, CARPOOL:

·         There may be as many as 600 vehicles entering the Resort just for this race. So please consider carpooling to reduce a potential back up at the gate.

    Possible meeting places to then carpool:

·         Cross Point Church: (formerly New Bethany Baptist Church): Located about ½ mile from the entrance to the Resort.

·         Publix Shopping Center : Located at I-985 and Lanier Islands Parkway, about 4 miles away from the entrance to the Resort.

 

6. PARKING AREAS:

·         Enter the resort, pass bridge over Lake Lanier, go left around the ‘Clock Tower’ roundabout,  in .4 miles turn left on Camellia, and the parking areas will be down and on the right in the Grand Hall Pavilion Lot.

·         Well placed signs will mark each turn.

 

7. PRERACE PACKET PICK UP: 

·         DAY 1: Thursday, March 16th from 11:00am- 4:00pm at Hamilton Mill Christian Church, 3809 Sardis Church Rd, Buford, GA 30518

·         DAY 2: Friday, March 17th from 11:00am-4:00pm at  Big Peach Running Co., 320 Towne Center Avenue, Suwanee 30024  Ph. 678.869.5012

·         DAY 3: Morning of the Race at Lanier Islands

 

8. PICKING UP A RACE PACK FOR A FRIEND AT PRERACE PACKET PICK UP:

·         Participants are welcome to pick up bibs for other registered participants.

·         Just please ask them to text a photo of their driver’s license.

·         Please have the photo pulled up and ready to view when requesting the race bib and race tee.

·         DO NOT forget the race bibs on the day of the race.

 

9. RACE DAY BIB/ TEE SHIRT PICK UP:

·         Bib and tee shirt pick up times: 6:30AM – 7:50AM

·         Bib & tee pick up is in Upper Beach Lot which is located up the hill and across the street from the parking area. 

·         Signs will also direct participants to the location of the bib and tee shirt tent.

 

10. OPENING CEREMONY:

·         Begins at 7:40am, so please arrive early to hear Pastor Bob Mahan’s message from Hamilton Mill Christian Church. Then Pat Felt’s perfect rendition of the National Anthem.

·         If weather permits, we'll have something cool as Pat finishes our Anthem.

·         Again, please arrive at the Resort early to allow for delays at the gate, parking, and race bib / tee pick up.

 

11. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER & STROLLER LIMITATIONS:

·         All participants must register for the run, unless it is a child young enough to be pushed & remain in a stroller. All kids who are walking or running must register!

·         All strollers must start in the rear of the 6th race corral, and then have only use a walking pace while on the race course. Any participant found to be running the course while pushing a stroller will be disqualified, and asked to stop participating in the race.  This is for the safety of other participants, and for the safety of the child in the stroller.  The roads are too narrow to weave around and run alongside other runners during the race. 

 

12. SUPPORTERS & FAMILY OF PARTICIPANTS:

·         Please stay within the marked areas around the start & finish area during the race.

·         Only registered runners will be allowed on the race course.

·         Enjoy your evening and THANK YOU all for your cooperation!

3 WAYS TO REGISTER TODAY: 

 1.     On-Line at RunSignUp.com: Thru March 12th 

 2.     In-Store Registration Big Peach Running Co. in Suwanee Only: Thru March 8th 

 3.     Mail-In Form: Postmarked by March 8th, (LOCATED IN THE RIGHT MARGIN OF THE HOME PAGE

FACEBOOK HELPS US GET THE WORD OUT: 

1.     First go to our Fallen Heroes of Georgia site on Facebook, and 

2.     Then click on the 'Like' & 'Follow' tabs.\ 

3.     Then scroll down and click 'Upcoming Events', and then click on 'Share' to invite your friends and family on Facebook. 

4.     THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP AND CONTINUED SUPPORT! 

SPONSORS NEEDED: 

  • Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

RACE SPONSORS: 

PLATINUM SPONSORS 

 Ciner  Tencate  Montlick & Associates
 Lanier Therapy in Motion  Dixieland Equipment & Pallet Company  Lanier Islands
 Hamilton Mill Christian Church  Women in Electronics  The Home Depot
 SAPA  Assurant  North GA Roughnecks
  Burgess Manufacturing  

 

GOLD SPONSORS 

 KC Travel Team  Leon Farmer & Company  Shipmate
 Milton Martin Toyota  Carter & Clark  GoodCents
   Cumulus  

 

RACE BENEFITS: 

  • Fallen Heroes of Georgia, Inc.- Is a nonprofit that raises funds to support charities created in memory of a Fallen Georgia Soldier, and NO members of Run for the Fallen are paid for their time or efforts.
  • Benefiting Charities: Evan Marshall Memorial Scholarship Fund, Matthew Freeman Project, Noah Harris Fund, Ashley Henderson Huff Memorial Scholarship, Whitlock Foundation, EOD1 Joseph A. McSween Scholarship Fund, LT Helton Memorial Foundation, Sgt Paul Saylor Bremen Scholarship Fund & the Mike Stokely Fund 

DONATE -OR- BECOME A FUNDRAISER: : 

AWARDS: 

  • Cash Prizes for Overall Winners:
  • 1st Place M/F- $150, 2nd Place M/F $75, 3rd Place M/F $50
  • Awards to Overall M/F, Masters 40+ M/F & Grand Masters 50+ M/F.
  • Awards to the TOP 3 M/F in each age group category: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.
  • Fallen Heroes of Georgia challenge coins to the Top 10% of race finishers. 

RACE COURSE MAP: FHOG 5K

PRERACE PACKET PICK UP: 

  • DAY 1: Thursday, March 16th from 11:00am- 4:00pm at Hamilton Mill Christian Church, 3809 Sardis Church Rd, Buford, GA 30518   
  • DAY 2: Friday, March 17th from 11:00am-4:00pm at  Big Peach Running Co., 320 Towne Center Avenue, Suwanee 30024  Ph. 678.869.5012
  • DAY 3: Morning of the Race at Lanier Islands

PICKING UP A RACE PACK FOR A FRIEND AT PRERACE PACKET PICK UP: 

  • Participants are welcome to pick up bibs for other registered participants. 
  • Just please ask them to text a photo of their driver’s license. 
  • Please have the photo pulled up and ready to view when requesting the race bib and race tee. 
  • DO NOT forget the race bibs on the day of the race. 

DAY OF RACE BIB & SHIRT PICK UP: 

  • First park in the Grand Hall Pavilion lot.
  • Race bib and shirt pick-up will be located in the Upper Beach Parking Area. The parking area is near the intersection of Camellia Lane at Islands Parkway. 

GATE PASS:

  • NO GATE PASS THIS YEAR, SORRY.
  • EACH VEHICLE WILL PAY $5.00 TO ENTER THE RESORT ON RACE DAY. 

VENDORS AT THE RACE: 

RACE WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE: 

  • Regardless of the weather, each race will be held on its scheduled date and time.
  • Wear or bring needed weather related clothing if necessary.
  • Wear BRIGHT AND OR REFLECTIVE clothing while participating.
  • For safety purposes, keep your children close and on an adult’s right hand side or the curb side of the roadway. 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER & STROLLER LIMITATIONS: 

  • All participants must register for the run, unless it is a child young enough to be pushed & remain in a stroller. All kids who are walking or running must register!
  • All strollers must start in the rear of the 6th race corral, and then have only use a walking pace while on the race course.  Any participant found to be running the course while pushing a stroller will be disqualified, and asked to stop participating in the race. This is for the safety of other participants, and for the safety of the child in the stroller. The roads are too narrow  to weave around and run alongside other runners during the race. 

DIRECTIONS:

  • The race will be held atLanier Islands, located at 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway (formerly Holiday Road), Buford, GA 30518.
  • I-85N to Exit 113 I-985N, get off at Exit 8 Lanier Islands Pkwy (formerly Friendship Road) and TURN LEFT, and Lake Lanier Islands Resort is 4.5 miles straight ahead. Once in the Resort, please follow the signs and the volunteer’s instructions. 

CARPOOL, CARPOOL, CARPOOL:

  • There may be as many as 1,000 vehicles entering the Resort just for this race. So please consider carpooling to reduce a potential back up at the gate. 

ARRIVAL TIME:

  • We recommend that all registrants arrive at the Resort to 1 - 1 ¼ hours before the start of the race. This is due to the delays that can occur when entering the Resort, passing the gate with possible volume related delays, parking, race bib and shirt pick up, walking back and forth to your vehicle to drop off race tee, brief opening ceremony, and lastly to be in place for a timely start of the race. 

PARKING AREAS: 

  • Enter the resort, go over the bridge, go left around the ‘Clock Tower’ roundabout, in 4/10 of a mile turn left on Camellia Lane, and then right into the Grand Hall Pavilion parking area.
  • Well placed signs will direct drivers to the parking area. 

DAY OF RACE BIB & SHIRT PICK UP: 

  • First park in the Grand Hall Pavilion lot.
  • Race bib and shirt pick-up will be located in the Upper Beach parking area, which is located across Islands Parkway and uphill into the Upper Beach parking area. 

OPENING CEREMONY:

  • Begins at 7:40am, so please arrive early to hear Pastor Bob Mahan’s message fromHamilton Mill Christian Church. Then Pat Felt’s perfect rendition of the National Anthem.
  • Again, please arrive at the Resort early to allow for delays at the gate, parking, and race bib / tee pick up. 

RACE CORRALS: VERY IMPORTANT! 

6 Starting Corrals will separate runners by expected finish times: 

  • Corral 1 - Finish Time of 17:00 - 21:00
  • Corral 2 - Finish Time of 21:00 - 25:00
  • Corral 3 - Finish Time of 25:00 - 30:00
  • Corral 4 - Finish Time of 30:00 - 37:00
  • Corral 5 - Finish Time of 37:00 - 45:00
  • Corral 6 - Finish Time of 45:00 - 60:00 

1.     This will work strictly on the ‘Honor System’. 

2.     Slower runners and walkers please keep to the right. 

3.     Avoid running in groups of 3-4 runners wide, these groups are often difficult for others to pass. This is especially important in the first mile of the race. 

4.     Be advised that your own race timing will start as you first cross the starting mats, and finish after crossing the finishing mats.

SUPPORTERS & FAMILY OF PARTICIPANTS: 

  • Please stay within the marked areas around the start & finish area during the race.
  • Only registered runners will be allowed on the race course.
  • Enjoy your evening and THANK YOU all for your cooperation! 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

  • Can family come with me in support? Yes, but please stay near the start/finish area.
  • What is the course certification number? USATF- GA15008DJ
  • Are dogs allowed? No, dogs leave droppings and dogs can bite.
  • Are Strollers allowed? ONLY WALKERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE STROLLERS!
  • Do I have to pay a gate fee? Yes, starting in 2017 each vehicle will pay a $5.00 parking  fee at the gate.
  • Can I sell my number? No, because the disclaimer is in the registrant's name.
  • Can I have a refund? No, sorry no refunds.
  • Will there be daycare or kids related activities? No, please bring a caregiver.
  • Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if this information doesn’t cover your question. 

 

They fell, but o’er that glorious grave, floats free the banner of the cause they died to save. — Francis Marion Crawford

  

 2016 Race Results 


 

2016 Race Photos

 

 
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2017 Fallen Heroes 5k

Fallen Heroes 5k Videos

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Patriot Guard - Remembering Our Fallen of Georgia


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This exhibit was at the 2014 race !
Run for the Fallen Video
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Mike Stokely Foundation Video
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2017 Sponsors of the Fallen Heroes of Georgia Run

Click here to visit Tencate
Click here to visit sapa
Click here to visit North GA Roughnecks
Click here to visit hmccfamily.com
Click here to visit HomeDepot.com
Click here to visit Women in Electronics
Click here to visit Dixieland Pallet Co.
Click here to visit Ciner
Click here to visit Lanier Therapy In Motion
Click here to visit Lake Lanier Islands Resort
Click here to visit Montlick & Associates
Click here to visit Assurant
Click here to visit Milton Martin Toyota
Click here to visit Burgess Manufacturing

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