Veterans walk coast to coast to promote Constitution

Reported by: Henry Ramos
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Updated: 9/29/2013 10:24 pm
'We are walking for your freedom' that's the motto pushing two veterans. They are pounding the pavement cross-country. 

Jerry C. Oliver Vietnam Veteran said, "I used to complain about the wind back at home. I don't do that anymore after today (Wednesday). This is unbelievable. I have never seen anything like this before."

The two veterans from vastly different wars are now fast friends. They're marching cross-county for a cause carrying the constitution, and the red white and blue. 

"This is not representing any political organizations or even any social cause," Oliver said. "It is just two veterans who are not ready to fade away. It is in support of the U.S Constitution."

Two months ago they struck out from San Diego and will call at ease in our nations capitol. Oliver was in the Army. Mark Lanham was in the Air Force. They're walking about 15 miles a day on a journey that will cover about 3,400 miles. 

"The thing is all the American people have a voice, and my voice is going to be heard," Lanham said.

No stranger to a challenge Lanham fought in the Gulf War. Years after he came back from the Middle East he found himself homeless. 

"I actually found a job as a shuttle driver, and that actually ended up turning to be my job, my house, and my car," he said. "So I would sleep in the van at night when the airport was closed then wake up and get ready to pick up passengers."

Oliver is the mastermind behind the mission. It him took three years to plan and save for this tour. 

"The last three years I have saved up my retirement and we are passing out pamphlets of the U.S. Constitution to everyone we talk too."

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Liberty Seeker - 6/20/2013 4:34 PM
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It is a shame that those on the taxpayer's payroll, don't follow the constitution, the highest law of the country. Our politicians protect free speech, only if it is their own speech, or words they approve.
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