Why I Am Running the Marine Corps Marathon for TAPS for America

Marine Corps Memorial at sunset
Marine Corps Memorial at sunset

Last week, I decided to take the plunge and register to run the 40th annual Marine Corps Marathon. I’m running as a member of Team TAPS to raise funds to provide grief counseling resources to the families of our nation’s fallen heroes. I’m so honored that my training will mean something of this magnitude, but I need your help.

Who I am Running For

I live really close to Arlington Cemetery and the Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. When you’ve lived in Washington, DC for 6 full years, it’s easy to get desensitized to the grandeur of the memorials and monuments here, but I really haven’t. Somehow, I always keep in mind that those monuments were built and those memorials constructed for the sole purpose of honoring those whose sacrifices have made our country great.

But there are sacrifices made that are not memorialized. Continue reading “Why I Am Running the Marine Corps Marathon for TAPS for America”