The Star Herald
For every mile Mike Ehredt runs he stops and places an American flag with a with a yellow ribbon attached. On that ribbon is the name, rank, age, and hometown of fallen soldiers. On Monday, Ehredt ran through Kosciusko making stops at the Kosciusko Visitors Center on the Natchez Trace Parkway, down Veterans Memorial Drive to Kosciusko Lower Elementary and then later to the Mississippi State Veterans Home. The Kosciusko Big Red Band played as he ran by the high school. In 2010, he launched Project America Run and ran over 4,400 miles on his route to Oregon to Maine to remember the fallen from Iraq. This summer, on August 23, the second part of his journey began on the northern border of Minnesota. In three weeks, he will complete his journey by reaching Galveston, Texas, on Veterans Day with 2,100 miles completed for those who died in Afghanistan. He’s made stops in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana and Texas. Ehredt runs 26 miles each day on this journey.