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Hi welcome back to their country -- to have a little bit of fun.
My having talked about you know crises and war and nuclear weapons -- we're gonna have a good story and answers with Coleman Ruiz Naval Academy graduate.
United States navy seal.
Who is doing something very special this Memorial Day weekend that he wants to get all of you involved and so call and tell me about Kerry from below the what is that.
Very carry loads a newly formed nonprofit that started in Dallas last year just in 2000 -- them home on Memorial Day it was designed for.
It was founded by clippers and -- economy classmate of mine and former -- as well he wanted to do something special Memorial Day so.
He and one of the former -- Stephen -- put together an event.
To carry water bottle one mile or carry a hundred pounds all night long but they walked around -- lake in Dallas for.
Forty hours eleven minutes to give people an opportunity to participate -- Memorial Day.
Instead of just enjoy a three day weekend which we encourage folks to do when it was it was a great event valves.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- All our community concerned citizens other military people folks like those all black family in and other individuals -- -- Iraq maybe heroin and order academy grad drag Dallas Cowboys -- superstar.
-- it is fair to her about 2000 people at the event there in around 400 people who walked.
During the event some portion of -- two hours five hours.
And and quite a few folks who walked the whole point hours eleven minutes are and then what do you -- to do this tomorrow I think we're gonna do -- 2012 news.
We're gonna grow the Dallas event it's going to be.
Quite big that we were -- a couple thousand participants and we're gonna do it.
A twenty sorry we're gonna do a 17100 mile relay.
From West Point starting on May first.
That takes us all the way down to -- on May 27.
And on May 27 we start the -- -- that.
The twenty hour twelve minute dolls and I think you wind.
People to be aware tomorrow on the weekend and you're gonna start may first to get ready service and literally walk across the United States that's right -- we would like to do is drive.
Memorial Day into the American consciousness more than and is now we believe that there is trick or treating on Halloween or Santa Claus or Christmas and people.
Lots of times thank us for our services veterans but we want America to pay more attention to the families that have lost someone service to America.
And we intend to do that by spending two point seven days on the road over 17100 mark Memorial Day means to celebrate the people are honor the people who died in battle that's correct.
It's very different and veterans day two loss is very different veterans -- and there's lots organizations in the country who support those families surviving families who have lost folks.
Fighting overseas in America and the intent is to drive the awareness but also drug resources to.
The organizations to support them organizations like snowball express the tragedy assistance program for survivors.
And a few others OK so somebody out of sitting in Cincinnati wants to somehow got involved what do they do.
They can do three things can achieve big enough volunteers to come walk with us -- there along the road was vacancy on the web site.
Our Vatican website -- the website is carried a load -- or Kerry and hello dot org Democrats.
They -- walk with us during the relay they can join us in Dallas they can sponsor or donate to help us put the event on.
Or they can rally local folks to participate any of those things -- be a wonderful way to contribute to carry the load.
Pressure on personal experiences earlier and former navy seal you've -- your commitment to the United States -- you come home.
But people that you.
You know fought beside didn't come home mystery and so tell me about what -- -- computers their families for the what goes through their -- we -- We have quite a few friends families that we do know one as it pulls them in front of us in our neighbor in Virginia Beach she lost her husband and you can't speak for the families but I do know that they live.
Not a normal life what they're continuing all their lives like every veteran and -- every other surviving -- but they have lots of challenges the families have.
They do every sourcing needs they have family needs they have community needs in terms of being around other -- -- -- experience the same types of things.
And we try to just stay together as a community the folks that we do know -- And get other organizations like there's beneficiaries that I mentioned involved with the cameras to help them.
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