SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The 75th Ranger Regiment commemorated the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with an 11-mile run.
On the national day of remembrance, about 40 rangers ran from exit 155 at Interstate 16 to Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah. One of the Rangers carried a 10-pound piece of the World Trade Center wrapped in an American flag that was donated by a fellow ranger. The rangers say they chose to run 11 miles to mark the 11 years since the attack.
"It's significant, because the attacks took place early in the morning and it's the best time during rush hour and get eyes on by all Savannah citizens to display all we want to do to Savannah," said Sfc. Chris Shananhan.
The rangers say they ran not only to remember the lives lost that day at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93, but also service members who have given their lives since then.