GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Patriotism is on display this weekend along the shores of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. If you drove down Highway 90 Saturday, you probably saw the American flag carried by two joggers, escorted by local police.
It's part of the Old Glory Relay that started in Seattle, WA on September 11 and will end in Tampa, FL on Veterans Day, November 11. In that time, 62 teams will have carried the American flag a total of 4,216 miles.
The flag made a stop in Gulfport Saturday night before heading to Alabama Sunday morning.
The Old Glory Relay is a fundraiser to benefit Team Red White Blue, a veterans' outreach organization that works to connect veterans to their communities through physical and social activities.