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Sgt. Maj. Chad Winsor of the Chamberlain-Hunt Military Academy in Port Gibson and Derrek Elan of the Mississippi State Highway Patrol, right, lead runners through the parking lot of the Mississippi Welcome Center Wednesday with an American flag en route from Boston to Los Angeles. The Americans United Flag Across America relay started Oct. 11 and will end Nov. 11, marking the origin and destination of American Flight 11 and United Flight 175. The flag, which flew in an F-16 over Iraq, is being relayed by military personnel, government workers, airline employees and the general public around the clock in order to reach its destination on schedule.(The Vicksburg Post/C. TODD SHERMAN