Wednesday, September 6, 2006

ASY: Freedom Walk

The America Supports You Freedom Walk has grown to 120 walks in 50 states nationwide and the District of Columbia. Local highlights include:
**Students at College Gate Elementary School, in Anchorage, Alaska, will honor and remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11 by walking around the campus five times in silence to reflect upon what freedom means to them. After the walk, the students will compose essays on freedom that will be displayed throughout the school's halls before being sent to troops serving overseas. A kindergartener, whose father is slated for deployment to Iraq in January for one year, will help complete the planting of a freedom tree by adding the last soil.

**More than 800 walkers are expected at Corona, California's Luiseno Elementary School to participate in a Freedom Walk that will coincide with Grandparents' Day. Two hundred grandparents will join hands with 600 students to commemorate the victims of Sept. 11 and honor veterans, past and present. The walk will trek through the campus and will commence on Sept. 11 at 9 a.m.

**More than 150 students at Sand Fork Elementary School in Sand Fork, West Virginia will take time on September 11th to walk around their school track to commemorate the day. A returned soldier from Iraq as well as a retired school teacher veteran will also speak to the students and share their stories and pictures.
To find a Freedom Walk near you, or to register to participate in the National Freedom Walk, go to America Supports You.mil.

This was originally posted @ DoD Daily News-2, but has moved over to here.

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