VIDEO: Old Glory Relay Passes Through Beatrice

BEATRICE – Friday evening the Omaha Chapter of Team Red White and Blue carried the American Flag through Beatrice to the Homestead National Monument.

Hundreds of Team Red White and Blue members are participating in the Old Glory Relay which started on 9-11 in Boston and ends  on Veterans Day, November 11th in San Diego.   By the time it’s finished it will have crossed 4,300 miles and 24 states.

The day started in Omaha and either ran or cycled along Highway 6 to Lincoln, then down Highway 77 to Beatrice.

Robbin Alex, Chapter Captain for Team RWB Omaha says it was an honor to carry the flag across the Cornhusker State.

“Why wouldn’t you do this?  It’s and opportunity to carry the American Flag that’s coming from Boston Massachusetts to San Diego.  We’ve dreamed of the Flag coming through Omaha, Nebraska, so it’s an honor to be able to carry the flag.”

Founded in 2010, Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activity.

Rafael Najera, Communications Director of RWB Omaha says that the run is a reminder of the great American spirit.
“Seeing that flag represents strength and unity for me.  Today i was running and cycling with the flag because it represents that unity that we all feel.”
Robbin Alex says there’s a way you can get involved in Team Red, White, and Blue as well.

“It’s not only for veterans, it’s for community members also.  All you have to do is go out to teamrwb.org, push join, and you can join the chapter.  Once you put the team shirt on, we’re one team one fight.”

Sunday morning, the relay began at Homestead National Monument on their way 146 miles west to Alma, Nebraska then onto Kansas.

You can help support the Old Glory Relay by visiting donate.teamrwb.org/OldGloryRelay. To access the full 2018 relay route, please visit oldgloryrelay.organd follow #OldGloryRelay.

To learn more about Team RWB, visit teamrwb.org.

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