In June 1985, a group of 18 Marines and 3 Corpsmen from the 3rd Battalion 8th Marines ran a relay run for the Statue of Liberty Restoration Project.
On April 16-21, 2012 a group of runners representing combat veterans and wounded warriors from Beirut, Lebanon to the current campaigns in Iraqi and Afghanistan, will run from Jersey City, NJ to Jacksonville, NC to honor the 29 year anniversary of the Beirut Embassy bombing on April 18, 1983. The 600+ mile run will pause 63 minutes, one minute for every victim of the deadly attack, beginning at the time of the attack. At the completion of the run on the morning of Saturday, April 21, a commemoration ceremony will take place at the Beirut Memorial with a Wreath Presentation. The runners will be be welcomed at the completion of their run by a Chrome and Fire Salute with a bike and car show following the ceremony.
All proceeds from the HCC Run and Chrome and Fire Salute Rally benefit the Wounded Warriors.