Old Glory visits en route to Tampa

The Old Glory Relay came to town last Friday, spending the night in Port St. Joe after heading off to Tampa last Saturday.

The Old Glory Relay came to town last Friday, spending the night in Port St. Joe after heading off to Tampa last Saturday.

The relay began Sept. 11 and will end in Tampa on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

The relay involves 62 teams running the American flag from Seattle, WS to Tampa, FL, 4,216 miles.

The Old Glory Relay is a fundraiser for Team Red White Blue veterans’ outreach. Team RWV is a national non-profit with a mission of connecting veterans to their community through physical and social activity.

This is the third annual relay and is being sponsored by Microsoft.

The event began at sunrise on Sept. 11 and the relay has been covered in national media as the relay makes its way south and east.

After a welcoming at CVS, the relay participants made their way to VFW Post 10069 for dinner and then left early Saturday morning.

 

Source: http://www.starfl.com/news/20161110/old-glory-visits-en-route-to-tampa