Alexandria, VA — On September 9, 2017, the Alexandria-Fairfax County-Mt. Vernon-Fort Hunt communities in conjunction with Travis Manion Foundation hosted a 5K run/walk in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria to unite the communities and remember the sacrifices of the heroes of the September 11th attacks and in the wars since. Now in its ninth year, the TMF 9/11 Heroes Run Race Series occurs in more than 50 locations across the U.S. and abroad. From San Diego and Seattle, to Houston and Boston, the mission of the 9/11 Heroes Run is to “Honor The Fallen, By Challenging The Living.” The Alexandria 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race took place at Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8248 Fort Hunt Rd., 22308, on Saturday, Sept 9 at 9am. Opening ceremonies included marching on the colors, national anthem and speeches by several key dignitaries. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Travis Manion Foundation, Links2Freedom Foundation and Operation Renewed Hope Foundation.
About Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) : TMF empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes lives on in the next generation.
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