Army Veteran runs cross-country to honor fallen soldiers

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GALVESTON, TX – One life. One flag. One mile.

That’s the motto of U.S. Army Vet Mike Ehredt on his 2,000 mile run from Minnesota to Texas.

Over the course of nearly 3 months, Ehredt has stopped at every mile to plant a flag honoring a fallen U.S. soldier.

Mike encouraged marathoners and other veterans to join him on portions of his Forrest Gump-like run, and many came out to help him finish his journey in Galveston.

Ehredt’s journey ends with a salute in the gulf and cheers from inspired bystanders.

2 years ago, Mike did a similar run from Oregon to Maine. The total amount of soldiers he has personally honored is now over 6,000.

No matter the number, a novel, and tiring, way to remember our soldiers.