Will Lusk, left, interacts with Tori Bond Friday while walking the flag to the Marion Veterans Affairs
Medical Center. The center is the checkpoint for the Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay marking
day no. 44 of the relay. Lusk and Bond are members of the regional team. “I participated to show
support for my dad and other veterans.” Bond said. The American flag shown was flown on a helicopter
in Afghanistan said Dave James, honorary captain of the relay. The flag will be retired once
the relay is completed Nov. 11 in Washington.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Community members run for veterans

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Those on campus were able to honor area public safety personnel Tuesday in commemoration of 9/11. Although the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 happened many miles away from southern Illinois, some Carbondale public safety officers and veterans do a similar ... Continue Reading →
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