Sebring, Ohio, Holds Third 9/11 Freedom Walk

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • The McVickers, Molly (left), Mark, and Irma, of Alliance, Ohio, share their support with Scott Warner, of Canton. Warner's son, Marine Pvt. Heath D. Warner, was killed while serving in Iraq’s Anbar province, on Nov. 22, 2006. The McVickers’ son, Marine Pfc. Daniel McVicker, was killed in Qaim, Iraq, on Oct. 6, 2005. The families participated in Sebring, Ohio's third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk on Sept. 11, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • Scott Warner pauses while addressing participants in Sebring, Ohio's third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk on Sept. 11, 2008. Warner's son, Marine Pvt. Heath D. Warner, was killed Nov. 22, 2006, while serving in Iraq’s Anbar province.  Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • Jesse Galchick sings a song she wrote in honor of Marine Pfc. Daniel McVicker and Marine Pvt. Heath D. Warner, while McVicker's sister, Molly (left), reads the framed lyrics Sept. 11, 2008, in Sebring, Ohio. Both Marines died while serving in Iraq. McVicker's parents, Mark (second from left) and Irma, and Warner's father, Scott (right), participated in Sebring's third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk.  Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • A Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard leads the third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk in Sebring, Ohio, on Sept. 11, 2008. More than 100 people took part in the walk and the ceremony immediately after. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • Colton Lockner's third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk in Sebring, Ohio, drew international attention from Dutch National Television on Sept. 11, 2008. The 11-year-old also organized a walk in neighboring Lake Milton on Sept. 10.  Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • Haley Porter (left), 6, and her sister, Mckenzie, catch a ride with Mark Lowman, juvenile officer for the Sebring Police Department on Sept. 11, 2008. Lowman's vehicle was one of two patrol cars escorting the more than 100 walkers participating in the village's third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • Colton Lockner (center), 11, participates in the third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk on Sept. 11, 2008. He organized walks in not only his hometown of Sebring, Ohio, but in neighboring Lake Milton, where he's currently living, as well.  Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • Sebring, Ohio, residents carry an America Supports You banner in the village's third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk on Sept. 11, 2008. More than 100 people walked to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • Nikki Waugaman and her daughters, Baylee, 3, and Blakelynn, 1, walk with more than 100 other residents of Sebring, Ohio, and the surrounding area during Sebring's third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • Rick Mirenzi with The Veteran's Connection addresses more than 100 people who participated in the third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk in Sebring, Ohio, on Sept. 11, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • Mark Lowman, juvenile officer for the Sebring, Ohio, Police Department, holds a copy of the Alliance Review from Sept. 11, 2002. Its top line is the message Lowman had for the more than 100 people who participated in Sebring's third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk on Sept. 11, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • Members of the Sebring, Ohio chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars lead more than 100 walkers to the Sebring Veterans Memorial on Sept. 11, 2008. The memorial was the site of the ceremony that concluded Sebring's third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley