Patriotism drives Coast Guardsman to complete extreme run

Lt. Cmdr. Russell Merrick ran for nearly 105 hours straight, battled hallucinations, locked knees, blistered and severely swollen feet and pushed through pure exhaustion to complete the Bigfoot 200 Endurance Run that spans from Mount St. Helens in the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington to Randle, Washington. His drive and determination make him an inspiration to his fellow shipmates.

The American flag is folded during a retirement ceremony.

Old Glory

The American flag has been called many things over time. Stars and Stripes. Old Glory. The Star-Spangled Banner. But no matter what name it goes by, the American flag – and its emblematic red, white and blue – represents our […]