A lot of local firefighters were in attendance, and about 1,200 runners and walkers participated. Before the race started, I wandered around taking pictures, and even got stopped by a reporter for the Sacramento Bee and asked a few questions. Maybe I'll be quoted in the paper!
|The State Capitol Building and two enormous flags|
hanging from ladder trucks.
|They brought in a second truck to hoist this one, and these|
firefighters made sure the flag never touched the ground.
|NOT a job I'd be happy to have. NOT a fan of heights!!|
|Firefighters in silhouette.|
After the race, anyone who wanted could go place a flag on a name in a small garden of remembrance in front of the Capitol. Nearly 3,000 names were represented. It was very, very moving.
|Tired, red-faced, dripping sweat, and FINISHED. I ran|
hard in the last quarter-mile, wanting to finish strong for the
photographers. ; )
|Love this! They were happy to pose.|
|Waiting in line to place a flag.|
|They gave us cards and pens so we could write the name(s)|
of the people we placed flags for. The web site has bios
|Rochelle Snell was Jamaican-American, and an administrative|
assitant for Regus in Tower 2.
|The only match I could find was a Simon Dhanani, a vice|
president at Aon, on the 99th floor of Tower 2. He enjoyed
poetry and Andalusian music.
|Each silver plaque is a name. Too many names.|
|Beautiful and sad.|
|Walking back towards Tower Bridge to get to my car.|