Monday, September 9, 2013

9/11 Memorial Half Marathon Photos



Jim Albritton, through Newsocracy, captured some amazing images yesterday at the 9/11 Memorial Half Marathon.  View his images at his Facebook page.  One of my favorites is above.  It is of the firemen who started the course 30 minutes prior to the rest of the runners.  

There was a good crowd at Lakeshore Park for the event.  The race was sold out, a testament to those willing to push their bodies against the heat of the day.  Of course, the race is about remembering those who died in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001; and it is great to see our little community in Mississippi come together for an event like this.  

3 comments:

Bill Mays said...

Regardless of the fact that I am a 37 year retired military officer and just about as supportive as a person could be when it comes to first responders, and a proponent of this annual event, I live across the Marina from Lakeshore Park, and all Sunday afternoon, generally considered a day of rest, we had to put up with someone shooting a cannon every few minutes that was so loud it startled us inside our house every time it was shot and our house shook. Nobody who lives close to the park could appreciate or accept that. I called Rankin SO, but it was shot again. Why does PRV, their police or the SO not bother to protect us from this serious disturbance. We don't want to be subject to that anymore. And, we want to do the minimum to stop it, but it has to stop!

Anonymous said...

Really!?! It was a one-day affair. You couldn't overlook that for one day and quit being a stick in the mud and just feel the joy of it. Maybe you should have joined in on the fun -- it was an awesome event for an awesome cause!

Bill Mays said...

Thank you, Mr Anonymous, for expressing your appreciation and thanks for my many years of service to our Country. Your respect is very much appreciated! Oh, wait, you kinda did the opposite. By the way, I was wondering what you might have done for our Country, since you seem so passionate about the brave deeds of others? Or, is that Anonymous too?