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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