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THE UNFORGOTTEN, Run to Tahoma VIII, Celebration of Life Ceremony

The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma VIII, was held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 of Memorial Day weekend, at 9:45 a.m., at the Outdoor Plaza, Kitsap County Administration Building, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA.  Click here for more information. 

This year's Run to Tahoma was featured on KOMO-TV news and may be viewed at:
http://komonews.com/news/videos/unforgotten . Thank you to all the volunteers and organizations that helped with the event and to all those who rode in the processional to Tahoma.


This annual event is sponsored by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, the Kitsap County Coroner's Office, the Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board, and Combat Veterans International.

For additional information, contact Andrew Sargent, Veteran Assistance Program Coordinator, 360-337-4811


Origins of The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma
In 2008, Mike Carroll, a founding member of the Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board, read an article about the abandoned remains of deceased veterans at a funeral home in Missouri.  Carroll contacted veterans advisory board staff to see if the Kitsap County Coroner's Office had any unclaimed remains.  The coroner had six unclaimed veteran remains.

The weather was cold and rainy on October 2, 2008 when a small group of representatives from the Veterans Advisory Board, Combat Veterans International, and Kitsap communities received the remains of the six unclaimed veterans in the care of the county coroner and escorted them to Tahoma National Cemetery for the first Run to Tahoma.

The next event occurred on Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend in 2011, and became known as The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma II.  At their June 2011 meeting, the Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board passed a motion that the ceremony would only occur when there was at least one unclaimed veteran in the care of the county coroner. 

Since 2011, The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma has occurred every year.
PREVIOUS YEARS RUN TO TAHOMA
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2015 Video          2015 Documentary
2014 Slide Show
2013 Slide Show  2013 Video
2012 Slide Show
2011 Slide Show 
2008 Slide Show









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