History was made today in Camuy, Puerto Rico as veterans and civilians gathered together to unite with the efforts of Team RWB to honor Marine veteran, Clay Hunt, on the 4th annual Run as One (read more Team RWB). The veterans of Puerto Rico proudly ran side by side displaying a strong bond of brotherhood.
It was an amazing experience and privilege to capture the veterans and civilians as flags flew high across the beautiful sky. A powerful statement was made as they made their way across the city.
From rocky mountain terrain to neighborhood streets, the presence of each person inspired the locals to leave their homes and join in. While other's learned of our cause. The excitement on their faces made me realize how powerful of an affect we were making.
As a director and filmmaker, it's a dream to find an amazing story and share it with the world. What makes this monumental in nature is Puerto Rico's Wounded Warrior Project, lead by Daniel Dumas, and Puerto Rico's Team RWB Chapter have made great strides to bridge the gap of communication between veterans and civilians as well as changing the way civilians view veterans. The main message I felt was delivered today to fellow veterans was spoken by Team RWB Chapter Captain, Lemuel Diaz, "We are here for you, you are not alone." Followed by the words of Veterans Outreach Director, George Ohan, "We were once leaders. We will be leaders again."