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Walk for the Heroes


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I am really excited and moved to be taking part in an event to remember the heroes of 9/11 and afterward. It's been happening here for a few years and started with one man, then grew to 4, then grew a little more. This year it has been publicized a lot and when I first heard about it a few months ago I knew I had to be a part of it. Because 9/11 is on a weekday it was decided to hold it on 9/13. It starts at 11 pm and we will walk


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The James H. Pirtle “Walk for the Heroes” This annual walk is to commemorate the victims and brave responders of 9/11/2001

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The James H. Pirtle “Walk for the Heroes” to begin Friday, September 13, 11 pm at the Gateway Motel in Hurley, NM and ending around 2 pm in Deming at Diaz Farms. This annual walk is to commemorate the victims and brave responders of 9/11/2001 and our servicemen who died or were wounded on the battlefield against terrorism.

James H. Pirtle, a New Mexico native, gave his life in defense of our liberties on October 4, 2003, as a soldier in "Operation Iraqi Freedom." His mother Kay Beeman and good friend Elizabeth Lopez embarked on a mission to establish this walk as an annual event. As members of the Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League, we were proud to be asked to participate in this event. You or your organization are invited to join us in honoring the 9/11 victims and first responders and the servicemen who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.

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Here's also a link to a story printed in the newspaper with more history and story of the event.

www.lcsun-news.com/ci_24
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I don't how much of it I'll be able walk. There will be an RV people can get out of the walk and rest in for a while and ride and a couple of other vehicles. So we don't have to walk the whole thing. I want to walk as much of it as can. I'm also so excited to see a young woman named Mary Ann Madrid who is going to be doing it in her wheelchair. How awesome is that!!

This morning I was driving 3 of my grandkids to school. Two of them are 10 years old (cousins born 2 months apart) and one is 8 years old. They weren't born yet when this happened. As I was driving I told them the story of 9/11 and the event that happened and the people who were killed, including children in a daycare in one of the towers. I told them of the thousands who died, including all the firefighters who were trying to rescue people. I told them of the impact on our nation, including how we came together as a nation. I told them how so many of us just wanted to be near and hug our families, and how my 2 daughters, their moms, lived 4 hours away in Tucson a the time and that Saturday when I was off work right after it happened I drove over there just to be near them for a little while. I want them to know and understand what that day meant.

Well, I've got to get to work today. Remember our heroes today, all of them, and say a prayer for them and their families of those from that day and current ones including military, police, firefighters, emergency responders and all the others who give so much for us.
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CHERYLHURT 9/14/2013 7:26AM

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JSTETSER 9/14/2013 7:17AM

    Enjoy the walk!


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ASPENHUGGER 9/12/2013 5:55PM

    emoticon for taking part in the walk, and for explaining 9/11 to your grandkids. emoticon

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STRINGI719 9/12/2013 1:46PM

    I'm so proud that you are taking part in this event!!!

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ARTJAC 9/12/2013 5:17AM

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1CRAZYDOG 9/11/2013 10:20PM

    That's awesome. I think it's so important and GOOD that you told your grandies about the events of 9-11. Many young people just don't understand!

This world is so different from the one I grew up in, but I suppose every generation says that.

HUGS and peace

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ANDYLIN90 9/11/2013 4:28PM

    Your description of talking to your grandkids about 911 made me cry with gratitude for your contribution in making sure we never forget...thank-you.

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