Journey of a Thousand Thanks
She sold all her goods and went for a walk, a very long walk, 2,700 miles from Barstow, California to Arlington National Cemetery, Why? She simply wanted thank our troops. Ms. Carr is a beautifully humble lady who simply wanted to do her part to thank those who stand guard so we can enjoy the freedoms we share. There's nothing preechy about her approach; no conspicuous political message -- just a gal with a huge heart, who stated:
"Florida Woman Celebrates July 4th Walking Across America to Honor Veterans," Reuters, July, 2, 2008.
Walking across America is my way of giving back,".... "Their inspiration for my walk developed after I made a visit to Walter Reed last year and saw some of the severely wounded Soldiers. After leaving the hospital I decided to raise awareness for them and all Veterans.
These are the thoughts of a selfless, wonderful person whose simple wisdom means so much. In this era of the "ME" generation, to see this kind of sincere self-sacrifice is a thing of real beauty. The accomplishment of Ms. Carr's personal odyssey speaks for itself. Thank you on my behalf and all the folks around here in Chesapeake country who feel the same.
Here's Keela's website for her journey.
I offer a humble prayer of thanks for a beautiful act of human kindness. I hope your time in the Nation's Capital gives you a chance to enjoy some of the best of the the Mid-Atlantic.