RUNNING FOR THE FALLEN

REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Pleasanton Firefighter/EMT Christopher Bernal carries an American flag with the thin red line while running in the Patriot Day 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Sept. 11 at the Pleasanton River Park. The thin red line on the American flag stands for the fire department and is also used to honor injured or fallen firefighters. Bernal finished second in his age group in the race that commemorated the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.

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