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Dozens walk hundreds of miles for fallen soldiers in Pinckneyville

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
PINCKNEYVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

The 7th Annual Run for the Fallen kicked off on Sunday in Pinckneyville, Illinois.

Dozens were on hand to run or walk over 300 miles, matching the number of fallen soldiers in Illinois.

People were encouraged to write down a loved ones name who has fallen or who is a veteran or active soldier to run for.

People there said it's important we remember those who sacrificed. 

One woman said she wishes there were more youth on hand. However those there were getting an important education of what soldiers did for freedom.

Donations are being accepted for Wounded Warrior, Yellow Ribbon Fund, and the Michael Clearly Memorial Fund. 

Michael Clearly is a fallen soldier in which this event was originally started for after family and friends walked nationwide to honor him.

All the names of the fallen soldiers from Illinois were read aloud and a luminaire was lit for each name.

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