Washington, DC, Sept. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) gathered outside Fenway Park in Boston this morning and unfurled Old Glory for the fifth consecutive year. An epic journey will take that same flag through 24 states and 10,000 pairs of hands over the next 62 days, as veterans and supporters work together to bring the American flag to San Diego on Veterans Day, the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I.

“We are honored to kick off the Old Glory Relay on Patriot Day in the original American city of patriots,” said John Pinter, Executive Director of Team RWB. “It’s the fifth time we’re crossing the country, and it just gets better every year thanks to the amazing teams of veterans, supporters, sponsors and communities engaged along the course. This journey is the manifestation of our belief that our nation is stronger and healthier when we’re unified in support of veteran transition.”

Relay participants will be joined along the route by presenting sponsor Microsoft, in addition to key sponsors including Westfield, Starbucks, Comcast NBCUniversal, Amazon Military, Drip Drop, Zealios, and LaQuinta Inns & Suites.

“Microsoft is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Old Glory Relay and to support this incredible effort to bring together our veteran community across the United States,” said Chris Cortez, U.S. Marine Corps Major General (Ret.) and Vice President of Microsoft Military Affairs.” We are grateful to be a part of Team RWB’s journey and excited to continue our work to help veterans transition successfully and find meaningful careers in today’s digital economy.”

You can help support the Old Glory Relay by visiting donate.teamrwb.org/OldGloryRelay. To access the full 2018 relay route, please visit oldgloryrelay.org and follow #OldGloryRelay.

About Team Red, White, & Blue Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 with the mission of enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activity. Team RWB has over 146,000 members spread across more than 200 chapters and communities located throughout the country. To learn more about Team RWB, visit teamrwb.org.

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Bana Miller Team Red, White & Blue 910-578-4841 bana.miller@teamrwb.org