100-mile walk for hope ends at GUARDIANS OF THE MISSISSIPPI.


100 miles, and more, finished at GUARDIANS OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Golden Valley, MN

Glad to have done the 100-mile walk for hope to support the Legion's Veterans & Children Foundation, as well as the Veteran Resilience Project (VRP). On Nov. 4 I finished my fourth 20-mile day at St. Paul's GUARDIANS OF THE MISSISSIPPI sculptures, done by my friend Doug Freeman. 20 miles to represent the number of veterans who daily take their own lives, as well as the great work VRP does to lessen that number, fighting to make EMDR trauma therapy available to all Minnesota veterans and active military.

Nov. 4 included walking the Labyrinth at Como Park in St. Paul, meditating on the best for the country after the election. I have no idea how many total miles I actually walked, as I always walk 1-3 miles daily as the commander originally suggested. I will continue to do that for the health of the nation, as well as for veterans. Ending at GUARDIANS OF THE MISSISSIPPI? It's part of the National Mississippi River Recreation Area, and one of my goals is to complete walking in all the national parks by the time I'm 100 years old.

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