Veterans plan 9/11 hike to San Diego to raise awareness of veterans’ issues and PTSD

Three US Marines have organized walk from Panama City, FL to San Diego on September 11, 2017 to raise awareness for veterans’ issues. The group will hike 22 miles a day, stopping at times to speak to schools and veterans’ groups. 22 is the estimated number of veterans who kill themselves every day.

Last year, they hiked from Orlando to Panama City, wrote Collin Breaux in the Panama City News Herald.

Veteran Shane Johnson organized the hikes. He also founded BOOYAH Mortgage, which helps veterans purchase homes. He is working on the BOOYAH Veteran Bus Project, which will provide transport to veterans to their VA appointments.

More information about the hike is available here.

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