‘We Need You’

I recently had the privilege of firing the starting pistol and greeting runners at the finish line of the 42nd annual Marine Corps Marathon. Over 40,000 people participated in the 10k and marathon. Those running, wheeling, and walking in this race all participated with purpose. Team Kelly, Team Semper Fi, and Team Fisher House were just a few of the names seen on shirts of families and friends running for their specific mission – some honoring those lost during a war, some running for a wounded warrior, and in many cases running alongside a wounded hero injured in battle. All Americans should take note of the unity and commitment portrayed by those running this race and those who have served our country.

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