Craig Ranch Park honored service members for Memorial Day in their own way Monday. Hundreds of people attended the “Wear Blue: Run to Remember” event, and when they arrived they were given the name of an American service member who died in battle.
Organizers of the event say it’s a way to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice:
“The members that go to war don’t have the opportunity to say ‘no it’s a holiday and I’m not going to fight for you,’ so neither should we,” Tresa Simmonds said.
Just before the run, everyone gathered for “Circle of Remembrance” to pay tribute. Wear Blue: Run to Remember is a national non-profit. Nationwide, there were
over 20,000 runners and walkers participating.
This year’s run highlights the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War I.
“Wear Blue” runs are were organized throughout the U.S. and abroad.