JMU to mark 9/11 with 5K run
James Madison University will host a 5K run to commemorate 9/11. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.
This Sunday at 9 a.m., runners will mark the day with a 5K across JMU's campus. Among the lives lost on 9/11 were three alumni of the school and a student's parent.
TIM MILLER: There were four members of the JMU community that were lost that day.
Tim Miller is the vice president for student affairs.
MILLER: We want to make sure we honor them, but we also want to honor those who served. Our first responders – we have a lot of students here who work for the rescue squad and volunteer at the fire department, but we also have a lot of veterans here on campus, as well as dependents.
The event is a collaboration between JMU's VALOR Program and the organization VA Momentum. The VALOR program supports military-connected students on campus, from navigating G.I. benefits to providing food assistance to building community.
MILLER: A lot of times, our veterans really struggle to integrate into a college campus. It's such a different environment than [what] they've been in.
The run is still open to participants and supporters. For more information, visit vamomentum.com.