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Local Feature: A March to Remember


Follow our reporters' coverage of the march.

On July 12, a group of Security Forces airmen embarked on a 2,181-mile journey from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas to Ground Zero - their way of honoring the sacrifices that have been made in the 10 years since 9/11.

Sunday, members of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's 4th Fighter Wing - the unit that created the march - will relieve their comrades and continue the mission: to arrive in New York City on the 10th anniversary of a series of events that rocked the nation they signed up to defend.

A tribute's last steps

NEW YORK -- Julie Lamont tried to collect herself but couldn't. "What did he say to you?" her daughter, Stephanie, asked, looking beyond the tears rolling down her mother's face at the airman standing just behind her. "Come on. What...

Mission accomplished

It could have been a simple march -- a group of service members carrying a flag to a destination located somewhere within the country they signed up to defend. But when members of the Air Force's Security Forces community set...

148-mile journey complete

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Renee Rucker wiped tears from her eyes as a group of airmen saluted the American flag. She turned away and fought back more when the national anthem played out over loud speakers -- when a Vietnam veteran...

Airmen take last few steps in Ruck March to Remember

VIRGINIA -- He wasn't wearing an Air Force uniform. There was no 35-pound ruck sack strapped to his shoulders. But when Pete Page began marching alongside members of the 4th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron Wednesday afternoon, passers-by took...

Quake doesn't stop local marchers

VIRGINIA -- They were no more than a mile beyond Chatham, Va., when the buildings tucked inside the historic downtown started shaking. But members of the 4th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron hardly noticed the 5.8 earthquake that moved the...

One last photo before the towers fell

The Twin Towers were already burning. The tunnels and bridges leading into New York were closed. But Gary Box was on a mission. So the firefighter started walking. * Steve Pettit gets out of his car and lets his wife...

Remembering 9/11, one step at a time

GREENSBORO -- Denise Jones tried to hold back her emotions when a group of airmen came into view. But as the formation made its way down her street and past her home, tears started falling. "Every time I see service...