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    Posted February 21, 2012 by
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    Modern Day Crusaders:

     

    The Crusades were a series of religious expeditionary wars blessed by the Pope and the Catholic Church, with the main goal of restoring Christian access to the holy places in and near Jerusalem.
    Yet now we have some Modern Day Crusaders that are traveling across America on foot or by riding bikes, to fight a new war and raise awareness of the Military Veterans that are battling the many troubles that they face everyday. Homelessness, PTSD, Suicide and Health Care.
    These crusaders are not your everyday American, they are all Veterans that have had a calling to serve their nation once more.
    An inner-drive from their inner spirit that causes them to under take extreme measures by venturing out on the roadways to be seen by the other Americans of this nation. They do not seek fame or fortune they all are doing it to serve others.
    Lets take a look at these Veterans:

     

    Wall to Wall Cross Country Bicycle Ride:
    Let me introduce this unique duo: Marine Veteran Jeremy Staat and Army Veteran Wesley Barrientos.
    This duo is traveling from Bakersfield Ca. all the way to Washington DC.

    https://www.facebook.com/walltowallcrosscountrybicycleride

     

    OPERATION AWAKENING:
    Tim Tuomey: Served in the United States Marine Corps with 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division.
    This Veteran is traveling from Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport CA to 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune NC (3,164 mi). His Mission will start April, 12 2012.( update on Tim's milage 3,335)

    Tim is also on a fund raising effort for Marine Semper Fi Fund.

    https://www.facebook.com/OPERATIONAWAKENING

     

    100-Days-for-the-Corps: Marine Veteran Rick Hermelin served from 1959 to 1963 as an Aviation Communications Technician. Rick's goal is not only to ride an ElliptiGO across the U.S., but to raise at least $10,000 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. His mission will start from Parris Island, SC., on March 23 2012

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/100-Days-for-the-Corps/155638494544689

     

    Mac.Mcquown: US Marine Veteran Mac McQuown is walking over 15,000 Miles to all of the State Capitals in an effort to raise awareness for veterans' causes. Mac started his mission on Sept. 11th 2011.

    https://www.facebook.com/mac.mcquown

     

    Brother to Brother Day March : Marine Veteran Lance Robinson is visiting every state Capitol to rally support from other American's by signing a petition that he hopes to present to Congress to create a new day of Honor for all men and women that don a uniform of sacrifice, Military, Police, Firefighters and Rescue. Lance started his mission on September 10 2010, he has traveled through 18 states so far. His mission will start back up in the spring of 2012.

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001557556153

     

    These men will fight a war against heat, cold, rain, bugs, hunger, sore muscles, blisters, dehydration and the biggest fight of all the thought of failure. This is a daily battle that will confront them, yet as they near a town or city their spirits will rise above it all, for the faces of other Americans will make them soar as Eagles in the Sky.

     

    So please visit these links and show your support some need donations on line and some are just seeking the support of a voice. A clap of the hands as they travel through your town. All of them have a route that is posted and some even have a tracking device so you can view their location in America.

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