Run for the Fallen honors those who served our country

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) -- A walk and run for fallen U.S. armed forces members aims to not only raise awareness on the term Gold Star, but also raise funds for scholarships.

The Gold Star mission Run for the Fallen honors Gold Star families. These families have lost an immediate family member that was serving the U.S. military. The run is the first of its kind in the Rockford area. All the money raised will go toward creating scholarships in the name of fallen heroes. The main goal is to honor and preserve the memory of our soldiers.

"You need to remember that these individuals have sacrificed their life, they gave all for our country's freedom and you know, you owe them to at least remember them,” said organizer Mita Cross.