Runners honor fallen warriors

June 9th, 2016

In Normal Heights, the wear blue Mile featured 125 pictures of military members who died at war

 

Heather Wooderson kneeled down and kissed her fingers. Then she ran her fingers on the 18-inch by 24-inch color picture of her son, Army Spc. Matthew Walker, grazing them across his face.

“I kind of gave him a kiss and told him I love him,” said Wooderson, who shed tears during the moment. “And (told him) today was for him.”

Wooderson, who lives in a St. Louis suburb, was running her first marathon. It fell on the two-year anniversary that Walker was killed in Afghanistan.

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