September 11, 2018

Lifting up America's Veterans with 1 Flag passed through 20,000 sets of hands over 4,300 miles

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A 4,300-mile journey across America to honor and connect veterans while celebrating all that unites us as a nation. 

At sunrise on September 11th, Team RWB will unfurl Old Glory on the Boston Harbor in the shadow of the USS Constitution for the fifth iteration of this epic journey lifting our Nation’s Veterans, Eagles, patriots and communities across the nation.  For 2018 “America’s Relay” will traverse the country East to west and see thousands of hands lift up Old Glory. Covering 4,300 miles over 62 days, one mile and one handoff at a time, traveling by any method of human powered activity.  Each day will bring a new Team to the course, starting where the previous team finished and covering 40-140 miles throughout their assigned day. Team Red, White and Blue’s mission is to enrich the lives of American veterans through physical and social activities within their communities.  The Relay will conclude on Veterans Day in San Diego.

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I’m Honoring Them

“For me to be able to have the physical strength that I do right now to carry the flag and to run across the country…in a way I’m honoring them and honoring my grandpa that served in the military and my dad that served in the military, and it’s just sort of that lineage and so for me that flag just encapsulates everything.”

– Brian Fitzgerald, Team RWB Portland, Army Veteran

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