Woman Running Cross-Country to Honor 9/11 Victims

Woman Running Cross-Country to Honor 9/11 Victims

Jan Walker during her four-month journey across the US. Photo courtesy of Jan Walker from the Rise Up for the Fallen Facebook page.

A woman from Knoxville, Tenn., is running across the United States on a four-month journey in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Jan Walker began her journey in California in March and she plans to reach the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial by this summer. Her goal is to raise awareness to establish the September 11th National Memorial Trail, an 1,100-mile route planned to stretch between the three crash sites, the 9/11 Memorial in New York, the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va. 

"The tragedies of that day affected everyone," Walker told KTAR News. "As an American, I believe that it touches everyone."

Walker regularly posts about her journey on the Rise Up for the Fallen Facebook page.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff