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U.S. flag traveling the country passes through El Paso

U.S. flag traveling the country passes through El Paso

A U.S. flag is traveling from coast to coast and it’s passing through El Paso on Thursday.

The flag’s journey began in Seattle Washington on Sept. 11 and its end goal is Tampa, FL by Nov. 11, or Veterans Day.

Local members of Team RWB are carrying the flag Thursday from San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso to Fort Hancock, Texas.

Groups will jog in 2-mile intervals with the flag before passing it off to the next group. They will run 58 miles in total.

Participants say their goal is to come together to honor those who have fought for America’s freedom while creating a public display of support for veterans as they pass through U.S. cities.

They want to raise awareness and generate funding in support of veterans.

On Friday, the local members of Team RWB will bike from Fort Hancock to Van Horn, Texas, covering 72 miles.

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