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North Idaho veteran running 300 miles in honor of fallen soldiers

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Mike Ehredt will put down a flag every mile in honor of a fallen soldier. Mike Ehredt will put down a flag every mile in honor of a fallen soldier.
SANDPOINT, Idaho -

On a chilly, rainy Friday, Mike Ehredt is leading a group of elementary school kids on a run around Travers Park in Sandpoint. They're only running one mile, but Ehredt will do 299 more of these this weekend. 

It's all a part of Project America Run, where Ehredt puts down a flag every mile for a fallen soldier. 

"Some are combat related. Some are suicides," he explains. 

He's run coast to coast, and border to border in past years, but decided to stay a little closer to home this Memorial Day weekend. 

He says it's all about making sure America's veterans aren't forgotten. 

"I'm just the guy who puts flags down ," he joked. 

To find out more about his project,CLICK HERE. 

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