In 2010, Mike ran 4424 miles alone, from Astoria, OR to Rockland, ME placing 4424 flags, one every mile, for each casualty we endured in Iraq. Then in 2012 he ran 2146 miles and placed the same amount of flags in remembrance of every casualty in Afghanistan. We now have a wall of honor and gratitude stretching 6570 miles across America.
Throughout these two grueling runs, Mike remained true to the purpose of this monumental endeavor. His goals were simple, yet humbling: To personally honor each and every fallen American with a memorial mile and flag, and to remind the rest of us Americans that many men and women, and their families and friends, have made huge sacrifices on our behalf. He adamantly opposed the intrusion of any political or commercial agendas which would detract from his effort to Honor and Remember those who perished in these two conflicts.