Project America Run
Oct. 15, Mike Ehredt was honored with a hero’s welcome in Rockland as he, a veteran and retired US Postal worker, completed his goal of running from coast to coast honoring fallen U.S. troops lost in Iraq. Coined Project America Run, Ehredt departed Astoria, or running a total of 4,425 miles, an average of 30 miles per day. Mike pushed a stroller laden with supplies and American flags adorned with a yellow ribbon which he placed at every mile to recognize and honor each soldier’s sacrifice.
Before arriving in Rockland, his trek brought him through Bethel on Oct. 7 and many well-wishers were at the State Line to greet and join Mike in his journey. I wish to publicly thank all those who participated in the event, especially the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department. They provided escort service for the entire run from Gilead through Bethel and to the completion of his days travel in Newry.
I also wish to thank the countless others that took part in the run, including two families of Maine’s fallen; American Legion Riders from Mechanic Falls, Auburn, Lewiston, and Rumford; representatives of the Military, Patriot Guard and American Legion Family members from Bethel and Locke Mills; 22 Broad Street, and many locals who expressed their support along the way. Please view Mike’s website for his welcome to Maine at www.projectamericarun.com
Again, thank you for your support.