SA teacher pays tribute to Sutherland Springs victims by running 26 miles

Elizabeth Reyes honors victims on day of Sutherland Springs 1-year anniversary

SAN ANTONIO – One mile for each of the 26 people killed in the Sutherland Springs church shooting is how a San Antonio teacher is honoring and remembering the victims.

Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, where a gunman entered during a Sunday service and killed 26 people, including an unborn child. The shooting also left 20 people wounded.

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While many organizations and people are paying tribute in different ways, Elizabeth Reyes chose to honor the victims the best way she knows.

"I started running for myself and I feel free. I started running for other people and I carry their spirits with me so they can be free with me," Reyes said.

Reyes, an educator with the Edgewood Independent School District, began her 26-mile journey Monday morning at Comanche Park in San Antonio heading for Sutherland Springs.

While running along Highway 87, Reyes is holding a Texas flag adorned with 26 white ribbons. Each handmade ribbon was created by Reyes' students, which has a victim's name and age on it. 


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