62 yrs. & Walking 2,200 mi. to support America's Homeless Veterans
- This topic may be idle for short time. My trek begins in the middle
of March, 2009. The purpose is to raise awareness for the good work
being done for American war veterans that have, for one reason or
another, lost their way back into society. There is more work needed
to be done.
I spent a short time among a few homeless veterans who were
struggling to find their way back to simply the fringes of society.
With help, most will. Many will go much farther. A few will always
need our help. My time was with those men and women who have been
saved from the streets, and were on their way to becoming part of
society again. With our support, shelters for homeless veterans can
be a revolving door for those coming in off the street and those re-
entering society as productive Americans again.
My journey begins in Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia and will end
at Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Maine. I will begin a week before
spring and barring a twisted ankle in the first 50 feet, 2,200 miles
later, will reach the peak of Katahdin before Baxter State Park is
closed for the winter in October. The Appalachian Trail traverses 14
Eastern States, and will take approximately 6 months to complete. My
messages to update this topic will be posted (with any luck) on a
weekly basis, or there abouts.
!00% of America's homeless veterans have experienced success in their
time. Those of us who live in a free society are their success story.
The homeless soul you turn away from on the street may be one of
America's more distinguished individuals, a homeless veterans a who
now needs your help.