Runners and support personnel of the Americans United Flag Across America project arrived at the Very Large Array (VLA) early in the post-midnight morning of Monday, November 5, 2001. The run began in Boston on October 11, one month after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Drivers, runners, and support personnel stayed overnight at the VLA. During the night, a “VLA Night Owl Run” kept the flag moving around the VLA area until the westward trek to Los Angeles, California resumed after dawn. The run was organized by employees of American and United Airlines to honor the flight crews lost in those attacks, to show support for U.S. troops, and to raise funds to help the victims’ families.