September 8, 2007 - Posted at 6:12 p.m. CDT
BATESVILLE, AR -- We are just days away from the six year remembrance of the 9/11 attacks on America and as many families reflect that deadly day...one Region 8 family is remembering their lost loved one in a positive way.
Batesville native Sara Low was a flight attendant on American Airlines flight 11...the first plane to crash into the World Trade Center on 9/11. K8 cameras were in Batesville Saturday morning as the first ever Sara Low Memorial Run kicked off.
"9/11 for us is an everyday thing and we understand that most of the country and people want to go on and we want them to, but at the same token, we have to continue to honor our loved ones and be proactive doing everything we can in their name," said Sara's father Mike Low.
Before Sara Low was ever a flight attendant, she was a runner. Part of a state championship winning team in 1989, the Batesville High School graduate ran track.
"I hope they are thinking positive thoughts about when Sara ran track here and Sara continued to run when she moved to New York and did her first turn up there. She intentionally bought running togs so she could run in Central Park," said Mike Low.
So when Sara's high school running team mate Mindy Lacefield asked her parents if she could put a race on in her honor, they were overjoyed.
"After 9/11 we began to look for bright spots, positive things and you find people like Mindy and that's the bright spots," said Mike Low.
And as these runners set their own pace, in every step they'll know it's in the memory of someone who has been down this road before.
"They're really sad like my step mom. She's been crying like twice today and it will be really great if I get to meet her dad," said runner Devyn Stewart.
"You think about running when you're out there. Running for someone, someone special," said event organizer Kenneth McSpadden.