Old Glory Relay 2018: Final Recap

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62 days
4290 miles
24 states

The 2018 #OldGloryRelay presented by Microsoft ended on Veterans Day aboard the USS Midway in San Diego. With over 10,000 pairs of hands moving Old Glory this year, we connected communities across the nation.

The final days of the Relay brought Old Glory through Arizona, Utah, and Nevada before entering California.

How did Old Glory move through Arizona? On horseback, of course! Chalking up another first for the #OldGloryRelay presented by Microsoft, Day 53 saw the flag travel over 90 miles by running, walking, and horseback riding from Kayenta to Page!

Although Day 57 brought Old Glory to the Las Vegas strip for the first time ever, the Relay was not new to local Eagles! The Las Vegas chapter has participated in OGR every single year and couldn’t wait to bring the #EagleFire to their own backyard.

Finally, after 62 days and 4290 miles, Old Glory was welcomed to San Diego by a cheering crowd on board the USS Midway, carried by Microsoft’s vice president of Military Affairs, General (ret.) Chris Cortez.

To many, the #OldGloryRelay isn’t just about moving the flag for a couple miles, or just for a day. It’s part of a larger mission. It’s about participating because you can do something that others can’t.

“It’s been individual people who have gotten this flag across the country connecting person to person, veteran to veteran, community to community.” – John Pinter, Executive Director

We couldn’t have done it without the incredible support of our sponsors.