Two Oklahoma veterans to walk across state to raise awareness
BIXBY, Okla. (KTUL) —
Two former Marines and Oklahoma natives will walk across the state beginning March 14 from Muldrow to Sweetwater in order to raise money and awareness for veterans.
Drew Pate and his nephew Anthony Will will only take what they can fit into their Marine Corps backpacks and walk 50-miles a day along Interstate 40.
"I'm a retired marine, and I work here with the ROTC here at Bixby High School. We support the veteran community quite a bit. I wanted to do something a little bit different. Oklahoma has about 90,000 veterans that currently receive some sort of disability or compensation, so I wanted to do something to honor them and help them out," said Pate.
To support their efforts, you can make a donation to woundedveteransofoklahoma.org and follow #2VetsWalkOK on social media.