Run to honor heroes

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, June 29, 2013

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A Childress-to-Austin run designed to honor Texas soldiers who have fallen in battle will pass through Decatur Monday.

The Run for Texas Silent Heroes, sponsored by Iron Soldiers Inc., begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 30 in Childress. It will pass through Decatur the next day, July 1 between 5 and 6 p.m. A brief ceremony will be held at Wise County Veterans Memorial Park honoring the families of fallen heroes.

Iron Soldiers will perform a battlefield cross ceremony, and Mayor Martin Woodruff will speak. The local Honor Guard will also participate.

The run ends July 4 in Austin. The public is invited to the local ceremony.

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