Mike wearing the shirt that says it all
7:30 am, just some of the people who joined Mike today
I had the privilege today to run with a friend, Mike Ehredt, who is running from Oregon to Maine and placing a flag of a fallen soldier every mile along the way. His journey will take 6 months and he will place over 4,300 flags. Every flag has the name, age, hometown and rank of the soldier. Each time a flag is placed, the information is read, the flag is photographed and marked with a GPS, and Mike salutes the flag.
It was sad and sobering to read the name of the person and know that he was dead and did so in service to our country. What Mike is doing is a wonderful, powerful remembrance of people who have died in the Iraq war.
Mike's consistently running 30 miles a day. If he comes through your neighborhood, please go out and run with him, wave to him, honk at him. If you are lucky enough to see the flags, think of those who have given their lives for war.
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We get a beautiful morning to join Mike
I'm having a hard time putting captions on the pages. Mike taking a picture of a flag being placed, Anna placing a flag, me looking like an idiot, Meara after placing the flag.