‘Old Glory Relay’ stops in Huntsville en route to World Games

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A national display of patriotism – the “Old Glory Relay” – traveling 3,100 miles through 15 states from Washington, DC and ending at the World Games in Birmingham, can be seen on Sunday, July 3 as it crosses Huntsville.

Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 that supports veterans on their health and wellness journeys by providing real and virtual opportunities to build a way of healthier life.

The Old Glory Relay is a 44-day ride where thousands of veterans and supporters will run, walk, compete, push and cycle the American flag from the nation’s capital to Birmingham.

Team RWB Huntsville/Redstone Chapter Leader and Local Old Glory Relay (OGR) Captain Robert Barnett Says the Relay is a National Movement Showcasing the Strength, Courage and Commitment of American Veterans for their well-being.

This will be the second year the relay has passed through Rocket City.

Barnett says members will begin the morning of July 3 in Huntsville as participants carry the flag by walking, running or biking into Haleyville by Sunday evening.

Below is the full schedule for the 2022 Old Glory Relay:

  • June 26: The flag crosses the state line in Alabama on US 98 and arrives for a rally at Bienville Square in downtown Mobile at 4:30 p.m.
  • June 27: The flag travels through downtown Mobile starting around 7:30 a.m. before moving through Africatown, Spanish Fort, Loxley and Robertsdale before arriving in Pensacola, Fla., around 4:30 p.m.
  • June 28: The flag will arrive in Andalusia around 5:30 p.m.
  • June 29: The flag will arrive at the State Capitol in Montgomery around 4:30 p.m.
  • June 30th : The flag passes through Elmore, Deatsville, Marbury and Verbena before arriving in Clanton around 5 p.m.
  • July, 1st: The flag passes through Columbiana, Chelsea and Argo before arriving in Springville around 5 p.m.
  • July 2nd : The flag passes through Locust Fork, Cleveland, Blountsville, Holly Pond and Baileyton before arriving in Huntsville around 6 p.m.
  • July 3: The flag passes through Madison, Decatur and Moulton before arriving in Haleyville around 4:30 p.m.
  • 4th July: The flag passes through Winfield and Vernon before arriving in Columbus, Mississippi around 6:30 p.m.
  • July the 5th : The flag passes through Pickensville and Carrollton before arriving in Tuscaloosa around 6 p.m.
  • July 6: Flag will arrive in Hoover around 1:00 p.m., then travel through Vestavia Hills and Homewood before arriving in Birmingham between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • July 7: The flag is carried during the 2022 World Games Opening Ceremony presented by Alabama Power at 8 p.m.

For more information on the relay or the RWB team, you can visit their website here. For more details on the World Games in Birmingham, click here.

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