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Group runs 9.11 miles to honor 9/11 victims and veterans

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Jonesboro chapter of the “Keep Running” group hit the pavement bright and early Friday morning.

The group ran 9.11 miles around the city to honor those who lost their lives on September 11,2001, as well as to support America’s troops.

The group was made up of supporters, law enforcement, veterans and firefighters who made the trek in their full gear.

Aaron Webster, one of the organizers of the run, said he’s been doing it annually for the last five years.

He reached out to his friend Terrell Jennings and together they worked to expand the event over the last three years.

“It’s better to run for a purpose and it just felt like a good way to honor everyone,” Webster said. “Today, we brought the flag with us and hopefully we can get people to remember that we are all united and we are all equal. There's been a lot of hate in the world lately and it seemed like a good reason to unite with everybody.”

There is a GoFundMe account set up for the run to benefit the Pocahontas Wounded Warrior Project.

Jennings said the group puts on a charity duck hunt for disabled vets.

“Usually they have 15-20 vets that they get to take out,” said Jennings. “They went in several years ago and purchased some all-terrain type wheelchairs and vehicles to get these guys in and out of the field.”

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