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Local Galloway Fireman complete the Heroes Run in full gear

Local Galloway Fireman complete the Heroes Run in full gear

The Travis Manion 9-11 Heroes Run was held Saturday September 10th in Smithville. There was a great turnout with a large number of runners, guest speakers and a grand opening ceremony.

The opening ceremony started with the National Anthem sung by Fox News national correspondent, Kelly Wright. It also included remarks from Congressman Frank LoBiondo and Galloway Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola. The Colors were posted by a joint Galloway-EHT Police Honor Guard.

Fox News national correspondent Kelly Wright a long time friend of the Galloway Patriot, sings the National Anthem

Fox News national correspondent Kelly Wright a long time friend of the Galloway Patriot, sings the National Anthem

Galloway’s Fire Department rang the bell with the “four fives”, the traditional signal for when a fireman dies on duty. Following the bell, Last Salute Military Funeral Honor Guard comprised of the Marine Corps Veterans Direct Action Team and VFW Post 9462, fired three volleys from their rifles. Last Salute then played taps and Galloway Patriot publisher Chuck Knutson along with Lcpl Kyle Ragland folded the flag and symbolically placed it in front of the 9-11 cross made of steel from the World Trade Center.

Congressman Frank LoBiondo fires the cannon as Galloway Patriot publisher Chuck Knutson yells "FIRE"

Congressman Frank LoBiondo fires the cannon as Galloway Patriot publisher Chuck Knutson yells “FIRE”

The race started with the firing of the Galloway Patriot’s Civil War cannon, the “Jaime Lee”. The cannon was fired by Congressman Frank LoBiondo and the runners began.

The Galloway Patriot took over 300 photos. It was a great event and we would like to congratulate and thank all who participated. Special thanks to everyone that helped make the event so successful.

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We look forward to an even bigger event next year.

The Travis Manion 9-11 Heroes Run Medal Winners

The Travis Manion 9-11 Heroes Run Medal Winners

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Chuck Knutson

Publisher of the Galloway Patriot. My family lives and works in Galloway. We care about our Galloway community and neighbors. Join the conversation and help us make Galloway even better. Delivered by post office to 14,000 area homes!