Cross-country flag-carrying relay makes stop in SA

SAN ANTONIO - An American flag on a 4,600-mile cross-country adventure made a stop Thursday in San Antonio as part of the fourth annual Old Glory Relay.

Veterans and volunteers are carrying the flag through Military City USA to its final destination in Tampa, Florida. The relay started in Seattle.

"It's to show we are all together in this," said Janelle Uroff, who is among thousands of military veterans and volunteers participating in the relay. "The fact (that) we are part of something larger than we are." 

Participants take part in the relay by running, walking or biking while carrying an American flag.

The relay, which started on Sept. 11 and ends Nov. 11 on Veterans Day, means so much for those involved.

"The injury I got in service precluded me in participating in physical activity. I'm not a particular fan of running, but I think my disability doesn't define me, and I'm not going to let it limit me in participating in something like this," said Nicholas McGahan, a Marine who is running in the event.

The idea is to take the flag across the country and bring communities together along the way.

"In this particular political climate, I think it's important communities come together, work together for a purpose. And I think for us today, it is moving this flag forward across the country," McGahan said.