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We caught up with community members, active duty soldiers, and veterans during the Wounded Warrior 8K in Franklin.
And for many this event was personal- runners came to honor and remember those who have so bravely served our country.
Despite an early morning ... Around 8 hundred people showed up for wounded warriors 8k...
Specialist Gerald Morgan says, “It’s a great feeling seeing all the high school kids the college kids the veterans –it’s an honor- it’s an honor to run with them if it wasn't for them we wouldn't be here today so it is an honor.”
Scott Turnbow says, “Several friends that are mine are in the army and we decided to go ahead and do it and I have been in the army before and it is just a good way to show your respect and stuff like that for people that go and fight in the wars and things of that nature and all the veterans and all the wounded people.”
This event wasn't about winning a race- but honoring those who have been wounded during battle.
Sgt. James Radovich says he is running this race for Specialist Andrew Wilson - a soldier from Brentwood who lost his legs while serving in Afghanistan last year.
Sgt. James Radovich says, “His incident brought to my attention so it made me aware of it but yeah it is definitely something that I have always wanted to do but I never really had a reason to until it affected me personally.”
Cliff Wilson says his son Andrew was able to use a hand bike to complete the course this year- but next year he plans to run the race on his new prosthetic running legs.
He says it is a turnout like this morning's reminds him his son and the thousands of other wounded warriors- are not forgotten.
Cliff Wilson says, “It makes me feel really good how the community has come together for all these fellas who have given so much for the country.”
The race raised more than 100 thousand dollars for the wounded warrior project.
Organizers say there is still time if you would like to donate money - the race may be over, but there are still 30 more days of fundraising left.
Go to http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org For more information.
Monday, November 5 2012, 03:47 AM CST
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Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
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