Veterans carrying U.S. flag from Seattle to Tampa cross through Ventura County

A team of veterans that is bicycling and running from Seattle to Tampa while carrying the American flag made its way through Ventura County on Thursday as it journeyed from Summerland to Valencia.

Team Red White and Blue is traveling 4,316 miles over 62 days. Along the way, 3,000 different veterans will have carried the flag. Thursday was the 18th day of the trip.

The relay will end Nov. 11, on Veterans Day.

Team Red White and Blue encourages veterans to keep a healthy lifestyle by sponsoring athletic and social activities that help them create and maintain ties to the community. For more information, go to www.teamrwb.org. For more information on the relay, go to oldgloryrelay.org.