David Rosen
A 'Response Run' staged by Team Red, White and Blue ran along Alki Beach on Tuesday to honor those who were affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

Response run honored those who suffered in Boston Marathon bombings

By David Rosen

The horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon affected people around the world and drove many to action. In West Seattle Eric Renn who is part of a fledgling group in the northwest called Team Red, White and Blue that hopes to transform the way this nation treats veterans when they return from combat.

He called for people to join him in a "response run" on Alki Beach from the Statue of Liberty to Anchor Park and back, all with an American flag on prominent display.

Team Red, White and Blue wants to create communities of veterans to enjoy interactions at events around the country.

Renn said, "This event was very impromptu," meaning the word for it went out at the last minute. As such not many people took part but those who did were proud to participate.

They are planning an event on May 23, with the "21 Guns Memorial Salute" which will reach out to people who have been wounded in combat or terrorist acts with classes and a workout.

You can register for this event at www.WODFORWARRIORS.com and it will begin at 6am.

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