Sunday, August 24, 2008

Volunteering at the Last Day of Run for the Fallen

My husband and daughter and I got up at 3 a.m. this morning to drive to Arlington,VA, to volunteer through Soldiers Angels

at the Final Day Event of Run for the Fallen

Got to the Pentagon staging area a little after 6:00 a.m. and got our assignment to stand and cheer the runners on at the Tidal Basin.

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We got two good videos of the runners as they passed us:



and part two,after they had circled around and were heading to Arlington National cemetary



Saw lots of other Angel volunteers! and the speech given at the end by the founder of the Run was very moving. This was an amazing and awe-inspiring effort, 10 weeks of running one mile at a time in honor and memory of our fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan.

(also, Didn't see several folks I was hoping to....sorry I didn't have a chance to say Hello!)


While the runners and volunteers went on into the cemetary after the run, we had to head back home.....but we were So humbled to have been a small part of the last day of this Run.

To all the runners....thank you, for remembering.
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