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Why One Flag Is Being Handed Off Over 4,600 Miles

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    This Veterans Day, one American Flag will complete a 4,600-mile trek across the United States carried by the hands of over 10,000 veterans and civilian volunteers, NBC News reported.

    As in years past, the symbolic showing is inspiring spontaneous acts of unity by aging vets along the way.

    Roy Harris, who fought in the Korean War, spotted the Old Glory Relay occurring along a roadside in Texas last month and felt so moved, he took the flag for a run in his cowboy boots.

    "They saw my Purple Heart tags on my car and I also had my Purple Heart cap on and we were really just rejoicing literally right there," the 86-year-old said, recounting the experience this week with organizer Team Red, White & Blue.