Running for the fallen

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s-runforfallen1-090409.jpgNeil Amidon of York reaches out on Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth to touch a poster honoring Army National Guard Capt. Patrick D. Damon of Falmouth, who died on June 15, 2006, at age 41 while stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan. Amidon, a dentist from York, was taking part in Sunday’s 59-mile “Run for the Fallen” from Ogunquit to Monument Square in Portland. Participants ran one mile for each of Maine’s soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.s-runforfallen2-090409.jpgValerie Swiger of South Portland applauds as runners in Sunday’s 59-mile “Run for the Fallen” reach out on Broadway to touch a poster honoring her son, Army Sgt. Jason W. Swiger, who was killed by a suicide bomber on March 25, 2007, at age 24 in Baqubah, Iraq.

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