Mount Union Students Participate in Freedom Walk

May 05, 2010

Mount Union College helped to support the 'America Supports You Freedom Walk' on September 11 in Sebring, OH.

The Office of Service-Learning and Community Service registered a team including Mount Union students ' members of Alpha Phi Omega and the Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholar Fellowship Program, an AmeriCorps program.

The Freedom Walk took place in Sebring, and was organized by 9-year-old Colton Lockner of Sebring to help others remember the victims of September 11, 2001 and to honor the veterans, both past and present.

This fourth grader earned the backing of Sebring Mayor John Smith, U.S. Congressmen Ted Strickland, State Representative John Boccieri and many local businesses.

The Sebring Freedom Walk followed a one-mile trail from the B.L. Miller Elementary School to the Veteran's Memorial at South Side Park and included over 1,600 participants.

The Freedom Walk is a nationally sponsored event. This event came to life through the Department of Defense to recognize citizens who support U.S. military men and women.

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