We’ve made it to the Potomac River and Colonial Beach! Today we spent our first time inside a fire station, as we were received by the town council, mayor, police and fire dept., and local denizens.

What a warm welcome. The mayor presented Run for the Fallen with a Proclamation from the town, we were fed lunch at the fire station, and we have been put up at the Day’s Inn adjacent to the Potomac River. What a view!

Potomac River, Colonial Beach, VA

Our team has grown in the last few days, and we have some old familiar faces back with the team. Ian Lawson, Shannon Cleary, Rowland Boateng, Lauren McIntyre, Nancy Glass, and Taylor Janes are all back for the last few days. We also have had a new addition to the team, Deadre Henderson, who joined us in Williamsburg, VA.

Last weekend, we ran through Charlottesville, Richmond, and Yorktown, VA. Jim and Marilyn Collins, proud parents of Sgt. Jim S. Collins Jr. (KIA 08.27.07), ran with us on Saturday, August 16. Below is a link of their photos and time spent with the team.

Tomorrow we head to Quantico. A 7am start and the amount of runners on the road should put us into Quantico late morning. We are honored and humbled to be out here…