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Jean Bringgold treasures the jersey she wore when she “ran anyway” in the New York City Marathon last year with team “Hope for Warriors.” The flag she carries during her patriot runs measures three-by-five feet and is carried on a light, collapsible pole. (Photo by Sarah Young)

She ran anyway, and continues to run for veterans

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It was a chilly, windy day in Roberts and Hammond on Veterans Day. But that didn’t stop Jean Bringgold from showing her appreciation for our country, flag and veterans in her own unique way: a patriot run.


She ran from her home in rural Roberts to the St. Croix Central Middle School Veterans Day program, proudly carrying the American flag on a light, aluminum pole the entire way.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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