Saturday, May 2, 2009

Run to Remember

Normally I write my post the evening before and schedule it to publish at 2 a.m. but yesterday I was lazy. So, here I am at 4:30 a.m pounding on the keyboard. This is an ungodly hour to rise. Only dairy farmers get up this early! Did you hear that Heidi?

Anyway, the Farmer and I are accompanying our son and his friend to downtown Chicago where they will participate in the Chicago Police Departments 5K run called Run to Remember.

It's organized in memory of police officers who have died on duty.

The guys are excited, friend Charlie has run races before but this is our son's first.

Wish them luck. It's for a good cause. The Farmer and I will be standing still and cheering. The start and finish lines are in the same spot and we'll be able to partake in the post race activities that are planned including listening to bagpipers. I love bagpipes!!

Look at this great site. It matches volunteers to special events.

Volunteer Match

And the official site for the race:

Run to Remember


Lynn said...

I completely agree about bagpipes! That wild lonesome sound strikes right to the heart.

We are so lucky to have the Weston-McEwen high school pipes, drums and military band at a small village near our town. A bunch of country kids in rural Oregon can really play those pipes!

Anonymous said...

What a great event -- and I send my good luck wishes to the runners. And of course, I love bagpipes! Cheers --

Heidi said...

Does that mean I am going to have to let you sleep in when you come to visit - like till 4:45 or so? *snicker*

I love bagpipes meself lassy.... Good luck to the runners, my side is hurting for them already!!!

Merisi said...

Good luck to your son,
so generous of him and you as parents to actively support this event.

One of my brothers is a police officer.

Vee said...

I'm a bagpipe lover, too. Especially out in the open air. ;>

So, how did it go? Hope that your darling son is feeling great today.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hopping on over to say Hello...I hope your day was a fun one.