HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A national display of patriotism – the “Old Glory Relay” – traveling 3,100 miles through 15 states from Washington, D.C. and ending at the World Games in Birmingham, can be seen on Sunday, July 3 as it passes through Huntsville.
Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 that supports veterans through their health and wellness journeys by offering real-life and virtual opportunities to build a healthier lifestyle.
The Old Glory Relay is a 44-day trek where thousands of veterans and supporters will run, walk, ruck, push and cycle the American Flag from the country’s capitol to Birmingham.
The Huntsville/Redstone Chapter Leader of Team RWB and Captain of the local Old Glory Relay (OGR), Robert Barnett says the relay is a national movement showcasing the strength, grit and commitment of American veterans in support of their well-being.
This will be the second year the relay passes through the Rocket City.
Barnett says members will start out on the morning of July 3 in Huntsville as participants carry the flag by walking, running or biking their way to Haleyville by Sunday evening.
Below is the full schedule for the 2022 Old Glory Relay:
- June 26: Flag crosses the state line into Alabama on U.S. 98 and arrives for a rally at Bienville Square in downtown Mobile at 4:30 p.m.
- June 27: Flag journeys through downtown Mobile beginning at approximately 7:30 a.m. before traveling through Africatown, Spanish Fort, Loxley and Robertsdale before arriving in Pensacola, Florida., at approximately 4:30 p.m.
- June 28: Flag will arrive in Andalusia at approximately 5:30 p.m.
- June 29: Flag will arrive at the State Capitol in Montgomery at approximately 4:30 p.m.
- June 30: Flag journeys through Elmore, Deatsville, Marbury and Verbena before arriving in Clanton at approximately 5 p.m.
- July 1: Flag journeys through Columbiana, Chelsea and Argo before arriving in Springville at approximately 5 p.m.
- July 2: Flag journeys through Locust Fork, Cleveland, Blountsville, Holly Pond and Baileyton before arriving in Huntsville at approximately 6 p.m.
- July 3: Flag journeys through Madison, Decatur and Moulton before arriving in Haleyville at approximately 4:30 p.m.
- July 4: Flag journeys through Winfield and Vernon before arriving in Columbus, Mississippi at approximately 6:30 p.m.
- July 5: Flag journeys through Pickensville and Carrollton before arriving in Tuscaloosa at approximately 6 p.m.
- July 6: Flag will arrive in Hoover at approximately 1 p.m. and then journey through Vestavia Hills and Homewood before arriving in Birmingham between 4:30 – 6 p.m.
- July 7: Flag is carried into The World Games 2022 Opening Ceremony presented by Alabama Power at 8 p.m