National walk for veterans

By MICHELLE NARANJO | Wenatchee World, Wash. | Published: January 26, 2013

RONAN, Mont. - Retired Sgt. Chuck Lewis on March 31 will start walking across the U.S. to raise $50,000 for wounded and disabled veterans.

Lewis also hopes to remind people of the cost of freedom though educational patriotic presentations and speaking engagements along the way. He served in the Marine Corps from 1970 to 1974 and was in the Navy Reserve from 1980 to 1988.

The  veteran resides in Ronan, Montana but will start his journey from Everett. Lewis plans to average 20 to 25 miles per day, which should put him in Wenatchee around April 5 or 6. He anticipates reaching the finish line at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington D.C. by late September.

To donate and learn more, visit walkingforthefallen.com.


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