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Moving Tribute aims to keep 9/11 memory alive in the Treasure Valley

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One Valley event honoring 9/11 Monday was aptly called the Mission 43 Moving Tribute, because it involved a 40-mile relay run from Lucky Peak to Caldwell with stops along the way for appropriate moments of silence.

"Every time the towers were hit, when Flight 77 hit the Pentagon, and when Flight 93 went down in Shanksville," said Bryan Madden with the J.A and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation. "So at each of those key moments during the day, we're stopping and honoring that."

They're also carried a special flag.

"We are carrying a flag called the Flag of Honor that has the name of every civilian and first responder that lost their life on 9/11," said Madden. "It's just a good way to honor their lives and honor this day."

And it's a day organizers of the moving tribute worry may be fading in some people's memories after 16 years.

"It's been a while and people are starting to forget," Madden said. "So we're running out very publicly and people are seeing it and it brings them back to that moment really quickly. It's been an honor to see."

Mission 43 is a partnership of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation and four premier veterans organizations designed to give currently serving military, former military, and military spouses in Idaho, the 43rd state, the resources for a successful transition after leaving the service.

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