Annual 9/11 Moving Tribute event set for Thursday

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Team RWB Shreveport-Bossier will be hosting the 2nd Annual 9/11 Moving Tribute on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from Sunrise (6:15am) to Sunset (7:30pm). Flags will be kept moving by runners, walkers or cyclists all day in remembrance of 9/11.

This free community event will be held at Veterans Memorial Park on Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway in Shreveport.

TeamRWBlogoTeam RWB is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Chicago, IL. Team Red, White & Blue’s goal is to transform the way America supports its veterans by bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction and shared experiences in communities all over America. Our Mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

The Shreveport-Bossier Chapter is 15 months old and has grown to 250 members in that short time. They work to deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical, social and service opportunities. They also host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and quarterly service events. We participate in local races and events together and have been honored to present the colors for the National Anthem at recent local events.

Their goal for the 9/11 Moving Tribute is to keep a Flag moving along Clyde Fant Parkway from Sunrise to Sunset on 9/11/2014.

Team RWB Shreveport-Bossier said, “We will stand united with the community to honor and families, friends, first responders, veterans and ALL those affected by the events of 9/11/01. At least one flag will be kept moving the entire day passed from one person/group to the next at the Veterans Park base for the day. Over the course of the day, there will be many flags and many people moving in tribute over 3 different routes from the park-on the trail to downtown, on the trail toward the boat launch and up and around the VA.”

Everyone is welcome to run, walk, roll (bike, wheelchair, handcycle, or stroller). Life Air Rescue is scheduled to attend from 5-6pm. At this time, we are expecting a couple of hundred participants throughout the day. Water and light snacks are being made available through generous donations from community partners and there will be at least one food truck present at lunch and dinner, offering food for purchase.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1519329598296748/