Along lakefront, a race to honor those who served

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CHICAGO -- Along the lakefront Saturday came a 10-mile journey to honor those who’ve served.

Petty Officer First Class Jesse Reed was one of the many active service members who handed out medals, while saluting those who’ve served and the thousands of runners.

Said Reed, “It’s all about them and they paid the ultimate sacrifice and they should be remembered for that.”

Many, like Khit Masoud, are grateful for their service.

“This is my first time running Soldier Field with cancer,” said Masoud, who was running for cancer support organization Imerman Angels. “To be able to recognize all the people who lost their lives and who are still fighting for country today, what better way to celebrate memorial weekend.”

More than 13,000 runners ran in this year’s race, the 13th year for this Memorial Day weekend tradition, which raises thousands of dollars for military members and their families.

“To be able to put on a race, in Solider Field, a monument to the weekend in an of itself, and then to have a race on it, it’s just so special,” said Steve Ginsburg of RAM Racing.

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