Veterans Stop In Greenville On Walk Across America

Local vets with their guests from Helping Hands for Freedom

Local veterans groups welcomed representatives of Helping Hands for Freedom to the Greenville VFW Friday morning.

The organization helps the families of injured, deployed, and fatally wounded military personnel. They are walking 3,092 miles from Atlantic City to San Francisco. Their National Director, Harry Liggett told WGEL the purpose of the walk is to recognize and remember Purple Heart honorees and Gold Star families, which are families who have lost a loved one to war.

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The group is also trying to raise awareness and funds for a home they are building for soldiers who suffer from PTSD.

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Liggett said the group has received overwhelming support from people of all ages at every stop along their journey.

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For more on Helping Hands for Freedom and their Walk Across America, visit RouteForTheBrave.org or search for Route For The Brave on Facebook.

Liggett will be a guest on an upcoming edition of WGEL’s Public Affairs program.

The Helping Hands for Freedom group stopped by Greenville Buchheit to see the store's Purple Heart parking space.
The Helping Hands for Freedom group stopped by Greenville Buchheit to see the store’s Purple Heart parking space.
The Helping Hands for Freedom group stopped by Greenville Buchheit to see the store's Purple Heart parking space.
The Helping Hands for Freedom group stopped by Greenville Buchheit to see the store’s Purple Heart parking space.
The Helping Hands for Freedom group stopped by Greenville Buchheit to see the store's Purple Heart parking space.
The Helping Hands for Freedom group stopped by Greenville Buchheit to see the store’s Purple Heart parking space.