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9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk to Remember, Resiliency Luncheon

Almost 1,000 people participated in the 2nd Annual Run to Remember 9-11. The 5K/2K run/walk was coordinated by the Tinker Center for Religious Excellence (C.O.R.E.) and this year’s theme was, “United, Remember, Defend” to honor the memory and continued sacrifices of America’s first responders. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Almost 1,000 people participated in the 2nd Annual Run to Remember 9-11. The 5K/2K run/walk was coordinated by the Tinker Center for Religious Excellence (C.O.R.E.) and this year’s theme was, “United, Remember, Defend” to honor the memory and continued sacrifices of America’s first responders. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

From left, Airman 1st Class Gilbert Devon, Airman 1st Class Toris Richardson, Airman 1st Class Maasry Ryan and Airman 1st Class David Sheppard, all with the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, ran the 5K portion of the 2nd Annual Run to Remember 9-11 as a team. This year’s theme for 9-11 memorial events was “United, Remember, Defend”. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

From left, Airman 1st Class Gilbert Devon, Airman 1st Class Toris Richardson, Airman 1st Class Maasry Ryan and Airman 1st Class David Sheppard, all with the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, ran the 5K portion of the 2nd Annual Run to Remember 9-11 as a team. This year’s theme for 9-11 memorial events was “United, Remember, Defend”. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Participants arrived earlier than the 7 a.m. start time to register and receive their run packets at the 2nd Annual Run to Remember 9-11. The Sept. 9 event had almost 1,000 participants and volunteers. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Participants arrived earlier than the 7 a.m. start time to register and receive their run packets at the 2nd Annual Run to Remember 9-11. The Sept. 9 event had almost 1,000 participants and volunteers. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Chaplain (Maj.) Paul Joyner presented 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Stephanie Wilson with a personalized shirt for the 9-11 Memorial Run during the 9-11 Resiliency Luncheon Sept. 8. The luncheon also featured Staff Sgt. Larry Coffie, with the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, reading his winning Freedom Citation essay, as well as Chaplain Joyner speaking about the significance of the theme of this year’s 9-11 memorial events, United, Remember, Defend. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Chaplain (Maj.) Paul Joyner presented 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Stephanie Wilson with a personalized shirt for the 9-11 Memorial Run during the 9-11 Resiliency Luncheon Sept. 8. The luncheon also featured Staff Sgt. Larry Coffie, with the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, reading his winning Freedom Citation essay, as well as Chaplain Joyner speaking about the significance of the theme of this year’s 9-11 memorial events, United, Remember, Defend. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Almost 1,000 people participated in the 2nd Annual Run to Remember 9-11. The 5K/2K run/walk was coordinated by the Tinker Center for Religious Excellence (C.O.R.E.) and this year’s theme was, “United, Remember, Defend” to honor the memory and continued sacrifices of America’s first responders. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)