Man walks across country to raise awareness for wounded veterans
A man walking across the country to raise awareness for wounded veterans is taking a few steps in Middle Georgia.
Mac McQuown is a veteran criss-crossing the U.S. with the goal of visiting all of the state capitol's to raise money and awareness for homeless and wounded veterans. He's working with the non-profit organization Silver Star Families of America.
He's already logged over 1,600 miles so far. McQuown says ever since September 11th, he's made it his priority to make sure veterans aren't forgotten.
"When 9/11 happened more than 10 years ago, what I noticed was that when our veterans came home from combat, whether they were wounded or paid the ultimate price, they were soon forgotten about and that didn't sit very well with me. So, I wanted to bring awareness back to our veterans," said McQuown.
McQuown started his journey on September 11th, 2011 in Virginia. If he completes his goal, he'll log over 15,000 miles. You can follow his journey on his website at www.operationwalkamerica.org. You can also follow him on Facebook by liking 'Mac McQuown Walking'