The final event of my Memorial Day weekend was the very first Wear Blue Run to Remember on Fort Bliss. My friend Sarah organized the event, based off of the original Run to Remember group which began at Ft. Lewis. Go here to read more about the history of Run to Remember.
Almost 100 people showed up at the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division parade field to run in honor of the soldiers 1-1 has lost so far in this deployment, and other fallen servicemembers. I don’t run, but I was able to participate as the official event photographer (as official as an official photographer can be for an unofficial event :)) in honor of Cpl Gary Moore, Cpl Johnny Porto, Sgt Jordan Tuttle and Lt James Landrum. I was honored to provide my talents to the participants in their memories.
Me with my lovely assistant, who drove me from photostop to photostop so I could stay ahead of the pacesetters:
Even though it was a hot morning, and I didn’t run, and I wore the wrong shade of blue, it was still a great and moving experience. I’m looking forward to seeing the Wear Blue group grow here at Ft. Bliss. All the participants said they wanted to make this a regular event, and I hope they do. Maybe I’ll even walk it in the future.