The Final Miles event is a humbling and emotionally charged walk that is the capstone of the weekend’s Ruck to Remember. The Final Miles begins at Sunrise on Monday, Memorial Day morning. This is a low-intense movement with participants ages ranging from 2 years old to 92 years old, in addition to amputees and other injured Veterans.
It has been said there is no better way to spend Memorial Day morning than to take a walk. This humbling journey goes beyond the 6-mile walk. All participants will learn and reflect at each of the National War Memorials as they have never seen them before as they ruck to remember what Memorial Day means. Once the teams are through the War Memorials – the Final Movement will bring chills to every participant. You will remember the rest of your life.
The Final Movement brings all the teams together and moves together as one unit, led by Flags, Drums, and Bagpipes. This movement culminates at Arlington National Cemetery and is complete around 11:30 am on Monday, Memorial Day morning. Here, participants are encouraged to take the walk into Arlington National Cemetery, complete that final walk, and place the coins provided and the rose provided by ANC on a Fallen Service Member’s headstone. Saying their name and honoring them on Memorial Day morning.
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