wear blue: run to remember Honors the Fallen and Gold Star Families
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wear blue: run to remember

May 24, 2021
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On any given day, and especially Memorial Day, do something different to honor the fallen heroes who fought for our freedom and made the ultimate sacrifice. Walk or run alongside their children to pay your respects. PenFed partner wear blue: run to remember has running groups across the country. You can participate no matter where you live, and it costs nothing but a few minutes of your time.

I run to remember my dad and to teach kids that Memorial Day isn’t just a day, it’s more important than that.

I feel empowered. I feel like my dad is running with me.

I feel like he’s right next to me and he’s just telling me to keep going, keep going.

Standing here listening to my son it brought tears to my eyes ’cause he’s stronger than anybody I’ve ever known. He’s been my rock through all these years and it makes me so proud to see him push himself and be strong.

I’m James Soldner. I’m Joey’s mentor. Just with Joey, over the two years that we’ve been running together, it’s just incredible, the drive and commitment he has every time that we come out and run. He’ll tell me how sore is, how tired he is, and then he’ll go out and he’ll sprint a 5K.

I don’t have words to express how proud I am of him.

I think it’s 100% worth it to just take maybe half an hour or 40 minutes at most out of your day, to run a 5K or just one mile just to show that you care about the people who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

It just makes me feel like it was worth it.

I hope he would be proud.

I think he would.


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