by Dave Delgado
Guam - In running news, the 9/11 Remembering Our Heroes 5K Run/Wheel/Walk took place at the Chamorro Village in Hagatna. 800 runners registered for the event, making this year's run both memorable and successful.
Coordinator Pilar Carbullido from the Office of Civil Defense told KUAM Sports, "We are here this morning commemorating 9/11, remembering our Heroes and this is our first 5K Run/Wheel/Walk event. As you can see it's a great event, huge turn out and we did have a moment of silence this morning for the many heroes that we lost during 9/11 as well as honoring our heroes that are here - the many military personnel who have dedicated their lives and their families as well.
"So we are honoring those heroes as well, we would like to thank everybody for putting this event together, it's a great turn out again and we are all excited to be here and again thank you for making this event be a successful event."
Homeland Security Advisor Frank Ishizaki added, "9/11 means to us a very somber day where almost 3,000 people died in a very short period of time and since then we have been working really hard to do everything we can to protect Guam and America and I thank everyone for participating today because it's a day of remembrance."