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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---Team RWB represents the Red, White, and Blue… and the men and women who serve our country.
"Helps support veterans once they have come out of the military, or some of us who are still in the military- to help support community and military cohesion," says Shari Kinslow.
But on Saturday morning, it wasn't just military members taking part in one of Team RWB's events.
Dozens of community members joined in for a run for Boston.
"We saw this situation that happened on Monday and thought we want to do something, and try to find some positivity in this situation," says John Pinter, Director of Operations with Team RWB.
Armed with American Flags, they started the run in silence for four minutes.
Each minute represented the 3 victims from the Boston Marathon bombings, and the young MIT officer who police say was gunned down by the same suspects.
For 26.2 minutes, they ran to represent the 26.2 mile course from the Boston Marathon.
"We decided it was a great way to just think about what happened and not forget it. We had great people on the sidewalks who would cheer us on. It was really nice. It was wonderful," says Laken Letellier.
They were hoping to simply find positivity in a bad situation.
After everything that has happened in the past week, they say it was a fitting time to show support for Boston, and for our country.
"I think we're used to seeing things happen overseas, but when it happens on our own soil, it's an opportunity for us to show they're not going to win. That we have a stronger spirit they can't take down," says Shari Kinslow.
For more information on Team RWB, a non-profit organization, click here.