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Posted by Meredith on May 22, 2014 at 12:09 pm One Life, One Flag, One Mile
This week on Pickleball Channel we are doing something a little different.
As we at Pickleball Channel have traveled the country meeting the amazing pickleball community we have been struck by how friendly, kind and welcoming you all are. We have seen people from all walks of life, different ages with different backgrounds express this amazing community spirit. In short, pickleball players are good people.
Monday is Memorial Day and realizing so many pickleball players have either served in the military or have loved ones who have served, we thought it appropriate to set aside what we normally do and share this inspiring story.
Our good friend, veteran and elite athlete Mike Ehredt, chose to honor the lives of fallen service members in a very special way. In 2012, he ran a marathon a day, every day, for 81 days. At each mile he planted a flag to honor the 2,140 US service men and women who had died in Afghanistan. This completed his amazing personal tribute, which began in 2010 called Project America Run, to honor over 6,500 fallen service members.
This Memorial Day we encourage everyone to take a moment and remember everyone who has fought for us.
You can find out more information about both of his journeys at http://www.projectamericarun.com/
http://www.pickleballchannel.com/2014/05/memorial-day/ __________________ The Gunny