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Run to Remember 5k

Kids ages 2 to 10 race in a

Kids ages 2 to 10 race in a fun run at the Run to Remember event at Sachem High School East in Farmingville. (Sept. 15, 2013) Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

The Sachem community unveiled a 9/11 memorial in front of Sachem High School East in Farmingville, which kicked off its annual Run to Remember 5k Run. This year's event also included a Mud and Guts 2-mile run with obstacles. The event is geared toward uniting the community in honor of those lost on 9/11.

The Sachem community commemorated the12th anniversary of the
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

The Sachem community commemorated the12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its 9/11 Memorial at Sachem High School East in Farmingville. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Sachem High School East senior Conor Nee, 17,
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Sachem High School East senior Conor Nee, 17, of Holbrook, stands in front of the 9/11 Memorial unveiled at his school. His family helped the school secure a steel beam from the World Trade Center that will eventually be installed. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Sachem High School East Principal Louis Antonetti watches
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Sachem High School East Principal Louis Antonetti watches as science teacher John Crisci and Sachem alumnus Cody Higgins cut the ribbon at the school's 9/11 Memorial. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Sachem High School East teachers Meredith Babst and
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Sachem High School East teachers Meredith Babst and Jaimie Sison, who coordinated the Run to Remember, said they organized the event to help unite the Sachem community, which lost many loved ones in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (Sept. 15, 2013)

About 150 runners participated in the Run to
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

About 150 runners participated in the Run to Remember 5K Run at Sachem High School East in Farmingville. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

"Mud and Guts" run participants splash through mud during the race at the Run to Remember event at Sachem High School East in Farmingville. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

"Mud and Guts" participants race through the tire-roll obstacle at the Run to Remember event at Sachem High School East in Farmingville. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Participants race through hurdles during
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Participants race through hurdles during "Mud and Guts" Run at the Run to Remember event held at Sachem High School East in Farmingville. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Participants in the
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Participants in the "Mud and Guts" Run crawl under a fence during at the Sachem High School East Run to Remember event in Farmingville. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Kids ages 2 to 10 race in a
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Kids ages 2 to 10 race in a fun run at the Run to Remember event at Sachem High School East in Farmingville. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Sachem High School East English teacher Jaimie Sison,
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Sachem High School East English teacher Jaimie Sison, a Run to Remember co-coordinator, proudly wears a shirt dedicated to George Cain, a Long Island native who died in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Nancy Nee stands in front of Sachem High
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Nancy Nee stands in front of Sachem High School East at the 9/11 memorial ceremony. Her brother George Cain, a New York City firefighter, died in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The Nee family helped the school secure a steel beam from the World Trade Center that will eventually be installed at its memorial. (Sept. 15, 2013)

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