Crossing of America tour nears its destination
By Published: August 30, 2011
The Spirit of Liberty Foundation’s Crossing of America tour, closing in on its September 8 finish in New York, made a stop in Virginia last week to honor a local servicemember who was recently killed in Afghanistan.
Myron Boncarosky, owner of Virginia Tire & Auto in South Riding, presented the foundation with a $1,000 donation in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Sean Callahan, a former employee of his company. Sgt. Callahan’s mother, Jan Callahan, was in attendance.
The 12,700-mile Crossing of America tour began on May 27, 2011, aboard the deck of the USS Midway in San Diego Harbor, and will conclude on Thursday, September 8, 2011, on the deck of the USS Intrepid in New York Harbor in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
At the Virginia stop, the caravan included five Angel cars, two Spirit of Liberty Jeeps and several Virginia Tire & Auto vans. Each Angel car is emblazoned with the names of those who lost their lives on 9/11.
The Spirit of Liberty Foundation works to support Armed Forces and their families, with a focus on Wounded Warriors and the Families of Fallen Heroes. The Foundation began the Crossing of America tour to reinforce its mission: to support and honor our troops and their families.
From a press release