On September 11th of this past year, Antony A. LoBue, also known as "Tony the Vet" launched his year-long Walkathon Across America for the Support Our Veterans Association (SOVA). LoBue, a senior and wartime veteran with disabilities, plans to walk across the United States. He left San Diego and plans on arriving at Ground Zero in New York City on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10-year anniversary of that fateful day. LoBue, recently founded SOVA as a veteran, consumer-driven, grass-roots movement that will work to help all veterans, their families, veteran support groups and communities.
|Tony the Vet "Carrying the Flag"|
The 3,600 mile journey that Tony began last year will no doubt be a long one in a variety of ways. LoBue walks 10-15 miles a day on a route he plotted some time ago. Each day of this venture, LoBue is hoping to open the eyes of someone that can come alongside either in support of the walk or in furthering the exposure for increased Veterans benefits and support. As I checked in today, LoBue was somewhere near VanHorn, Texas maintaining a pace that will enable him to arrive in New York at his expected time. Yes, people do say and do the darndest things. In this case, Tony the Vet is demonstrating that doing is much better than saying. Tony has a Facebook page that you can follow his journey @Tony the Vet....Best to you Mr. LoBue.
|The Route to New York.....Arrival Date 9-11|