Old Glory Relay makes Liberty on day 43

The Old Glory Relay made its way through Dayton and Liberty today.

This is the fourth year for the relay, carrying Old Glory from Seattle, Washington, to Tampa, Florida.

Organized by Team RWB — that’s Team Red, White and Blue — 74 teams are relaying the flag across the country in 62 days, having left Seattle on Sept. 11 and expecting to arrive in Tampa on Veterans Day.

They set out this morning from the VA in Houston and will stop for the night in Devers. Tomorrow they set out for Beaumont and points east.

Besides fundraising, the purpose of the relay and of Team RWB itself is to enrich the lives of veterans by helping to connect them to their communities through physical and social activity.

Through much of the relay, including the section through Liberty County, Team RWB has the assistance of the Wounded Warriors Project.

Ten participants carried the flag today, including Isaac Fox, Brittany Bussey and Barbara Bussey, who ran and biked Old Glory through Dayton and Liberty.

To learn more about Team RWB and the Old Glory Relay, visit teamrwb.org.