Rolling Remembrance relay hits Jacksonville on Friday

May 12, 2016

The Florida Times-Union

A 5,000-mile cross-country Rolling Remembrance Relay that began April 27 in Seattle will arrive in Jacksonville from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday to honor Fallen Patriots Day and help the surviving children of U.S. soldiers and sailors.

The free event, hosted by the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, will be held at Pepsi’s Jacksonville headquarters at 5829 Pepsi Place. The Rolling Remembrance flag, originally flown on a UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom 2012, will be on display. Jacksonville Jaguar ROAR cheerleaders, a color guard, superhero mascots, giveaways, food and beverages will also be part of the event.

The flag has been moved across the country by military veteran Pepsi truck drivers, who pass it along at 31 different relay points.

The 14-year-old foundation fills the gap in college financing for children who cannot afford a higher education or would face debt.

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