One of a Kind 9/11 Tribute Comes To Meridian; Seeks Community Volunteers
Over the past two months, my running club, Team Run Boise, has had the incredible privilege of getting to know Tony Torres and his friends from Team Red, White and Blue. They're putting together a one of a kind tribute to the men and women who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 and need your help to make it happen.
Tony and Team RWB are hosting a "moving tribute" at Kleiner Park in Meridian on Sunday, September 11th. They're calling it a moving tribute because two flags will be in constant motion from sunrise to sunset. The only time they'll allow the flags to stop are at the times when the planes struck the Twin Towers, Pentagon and when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.
One of the flags, The Flag of Service, displays the name of every first responder who lost their life running into Ground Zero, the Pentagon and Flight 93 crash area. The second flag, The Flag of Honor, lists the names of the civilians who lost their lives on September 11th.
To make this incredibly emotional tribute happen, Team RWB is looking for volunteers from the community to volunteer to carry one of the flags for an hour. You can see the times where flag bearers are needed HERE.
Can't commit to an hour but still want to be part of the tribute? Simply show up at Kleiner Park between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. to walk with the flag bearers. You can even bring your own flag if you'd like.
Team Red, White and Blue is an organization on a mission to enrich the lives of veterans by connecting them to people in the community through physical and social activity. Want to connect with them? They run with Team Run Boise at Fleet Feet in Meridian very other Wednesday at 7 p.m.