By Steve Dellar  |  10-23-2017   News
Photo credit: @GreatHeartsAcad | Twitter

Once again, team Red, White and Blue will run for 4,600 miles in total across America as veterans and their supporters carry the flag during a cross-country relay.

The event is known as Old Glory Relay, it’s goal is taking a single US flag from Seattle to Tampa.

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This Monday, runners will be in downtown Houston as they pass the 3,000 mile point, which took them only 6 weeks to cross.

Just as every year, the relay began on September 11th in Seattle. During a period of 62 days, runners, cyclists and walkers comprised of more than 70 teams of veterans, active servicemembers and civilians, will carry the stars and stripes until reaching Florida.

Mr Donnie Starling, the Team Red, White and Blue spokesman: "It just brings people together. When I put a flag in your hand and say 'go run,' you're going to smile. You're going to enjoy it."

The runners reached the outskirts of Houston late Friday and moved all through the city limits this weekend. They’ll run some 55 miles east, hoping to hit Devers by the end of the day Monday.

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One of the Texan participant, Ms Brandi Peasley, 45 years old, felt invigorated to be carrying the flag as she ran through Houston: "I was just fascinated by opportunity to meet other veterans or people interested in what vets have done. It's a unique friendship …You automatically have something in common, a common language"

Ms Peasly has been an Army Reservist for more than two decades. She started running for Team Red, White and Blue in 2011.

"It's about the team," Ms Peasly said. "This kind of relay just takes it to the next level."

If you want to participate in next year’s race, be sure to register on https://oldgloryrelay.org/

Source:

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Vets-supporters-carry-flag-across-Houston-12290983.php

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