Old Glory Relay operated by a nonprofit veteran organization (Team Red, White, & Blue) who's mission is to enrich the lives of American veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social events.
I’d like to let you know about a patriotic event that I think might interest you and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1581. On September 11th, 2018, our national RWB team will kick off an event called Old Glory Relay. This event consists of lifting Old Glory through 24 states and covering over 4,300 miles in 62 days. Old Glory will begin its journey in Boston aboard the USS Constitution and will make its final stop in San Diego, CA on Veteran’s Day. For the first time, on October 19th(Day 39), the state of Nebraska will host Old Glory’s epic journey through the streets of Omaha, Lincoln, and Beatrice. The opening ceremony for the unfurling of the flag begins at approx 0630 @ Gene Leahy Park.This event provides an excellent opportunity to break away from the political divide across our nation and find the common ground that unites us all, "Old Glory.” Moreover, it is a wonderful opportunity to inform the local veteran organizations about this unique experience. There is even an opportunity to become a flag bearer and be part of Old Glory’s story among the 10,000 hands taking part in its amazing journey.