Veterans Begin 250 mile walk to San Antonio & “Two Wars”

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On March 14, 2009, Veterans from all over the Rio Grande Valley in Texas gathered at the Dustin Sekula Memorial Library in Edinburg, Texas. It was a cloudy and rainy day but it was not enough to keep them from their goal; to walk 250 miles North to San Antonio.

The march is to bring community and national attention to the fact that many area Veterans must travel the 250 miles to get to the closest VA Hospital.

“We’re hoping that the President will remember his promise to help bring a VA Hospital to the Valley,” said Jesus Bocanegra, 25, from Weslaco, Texas.

It will take the Veterans 6 days to reach there goal but they wont stop there.

“Our goal is to remind the President and Congress that we’re still here and that the Veterans in the Valley still need a Hospital,” said Reynaldo Leal, 25, from Edinburg, Texas. “If they don’t listen to us now, we’ll just have to pay them a visit in person.”

You can follow the groups journey at March To San Antonio

“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards”-Theodore Roosevelt

Join us as we walk 250 miles from Edinburg to San Antonio, Texas, to show the world how far our brothers must travel to get surgical and specialized medical care.

March began 03/14/2009

Where you’ll find photo’s taken from each day of the March.

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2 comments

    • jimstaro on March 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm
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    Man plans 10-state walk to spread messages about veterans, sobriety

    Liverman feels veterans face too much red tape when it comes to getting benefits and medical treatment. “The government is surely not doing the vets right,” he said. “It is basically all this beuracratic mumbo-jumbo they’ve got to go through to get any assistance.”

    He said “veterans deserve more than medals and citations.”

    • jimstaro on March 16, 2009 at 5:09 pm
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    Veteran on cross-country bike trek dies

    NORMAN, Okla. – A disabled Gulf War veteran who left Norman earlier this month on a hand-propelled bicycle headed for Washington, D.C., to honor fallen soldiers has died.

    Kevin Baker suffered a seizure Friday morning in his sleep at the home of some friends in Lake Charles, La., said Norman resident Diane Zellner. He died in an ambulance en route to a local hospital, Zellner said she was told.

    Baker, a 39-year-old Navy veteran, had a history of seizures, stemming from a traumatic brain injury, she said. He also had been diagnosed with lymphoma.

    Baker had planned to ride his bicycle from Norman to Washington, D.C., and Gettysburg, Pa., to Marseilles, Ill., to support a new flag designed to honor fallen members of the military, the Norman Transcript reported March 8.

    He planned to fly the Honor and Remember Flag from his bike and encourage people along the way to sign a petition urging Congress to adopt the flag as a new national symbol by passing HR Bill 1034.

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