From left, Clarke Slaymaker, Donna Slaymaker, Shirley Short, Christine Morin and Supervisor Dan Storck (D-Mount Vernon) line up at the Sept. 10 Heroes Run.
Photo courtesy of Supervisor Dan Storck (D-Mount Vernon)
Community members came out for a five-kilometer run-walk on a much sunnier day than the first year of the Alexandria 9/11 Heroes Run at Sandburg Middle School in the Fort Hunt area of Alexandria.
The race was held Saturday, Sept. 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. to primarily benefit the Travis Manion Foundation.
First Lt. Manion (U.S. Marine Corps) was killed in Iraq in 2007 while attempting to save fellow soldiers who were wounded. The Pennsylvania-based foundation started in his name works with veterans and families of dead veterans “to develop character in future generations.”
For more information, visit www.travismanion.org.