Running for veterans

Running for veterans

Idaho man planting memorial flags on 2,200-mile trek
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Army veteran Mike Ehredt, center, talks with third-grade students from Farmin-Stidwell Elementary School who accompanied him on a short run in Sandpoint, Idaho, before he began a 2,200-mile, cross-country trek from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico that he calls Project America Run Part II. Ehredt runs a daily marathon, leaving American flags bearing the names of those who served and died in Afghanistan for every mile he travels. Two years ago, he ran 4,400 miles from Oregon to Maine, honor those who died in Iraq.
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Mike Ehredt holds a bundle of flags bearing ribbons with the names of fallen service members he will commemorate.
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Mike Ehredt places a flag to honor the death of a fallen service member, one of 2,200 he will leave at one-mile intervals across the U.S.
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Mike Ehredt salutes after placing a flag honoring the memory of Army Sgt. Rachael L. Hugo in a planter.
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