The San Jose 408K race was held on March 2nd and the runners in the race paid tribute to a WWII Veteran by shaking his hand while on the run. The wonderful distraction gave a heartfelt tribute to Joe Bell who was the WWII Veteran cheering on the runners as they passed by.
Joe Bell was dressed in full military gear to show his support for the runners and the race’s cause. The 8 kilometer race benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation. The foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses by offering educational scholarships.
Pat Tillman was a San Jose native and he also played for the NFL before his life tragically ended by friendly fire while he was serving in the U.S Army in Afghanistan. The run is for a great cause and it was especially heartwarming to know that people are running for such a great reason and have so much respect for those who have served in the military.