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CNB Sponsors Old Glory Relay as it Makes its Way through Litchfield
November 12, 2018 | Return to News & Updates
The Old Glory Relay, put on by Team RWB, just completed its 4,300-mile journey across America to honor and connect veterans while celebrating all that unites us as a nation.
The Relay started in Boston on September 11, 2018 and ended in San Diego on Sunday November 11, 2018 (Veterans Day). A single American Flag was carried on the 62 day journey crossing 24 states. During the trip, the Team RWB made pit stops to honor veterans of the area they were passing through.
Litchfield was one of the many stops along this trip. On Wednesday October 3, 2018, Team RWB Executive Director JJ Pinter was able to bring the Old Glory Relay through his hometown of Litchfield. With the tremendous support of the Litchfield community cheering him on, Pinter was able to run the flag through his childhood home in honor of his father, John Pinter.
That day, hundreds of supporters gathered in downtown Litchfield at Litchfield Veterans Memorial in celebration. Litchfield Mayor, O.R. Smith, and Major General Gregory Vadnais came out to support as well.
At the ceremony, John Pinter had the honor of giving his daughter (JJ’s sister) a pin that moved her up in the ranks of the Army as a helicopter pilot.
Team RWB’s Old Glory Relay has gotten attention from news channels and newspapers across the county. County National Bank is proud to support the Old Glory Relay in their expedition to honor and connect veterans across the country.