Wk #16 of the 2017 Walking Team’s effort to walk across America is coming to a close in a special way. A team of 14 people have been walking for 16 weeks where they live, then recording their weekly miles on Walking With Jim blog.
The result? After 16 weeks, the 2017 Team is only 16 miles from Times Square after walking 253 miles this past week. What a team! Congratulations are coming, but let’s look at the miles and places the 2017 Team walked this past week. (This is based on the route of Jim and Glenda Buckley on their 2013 walk across America, recorded in Walking Across America: One Step at a Time and available on Amazon.com).
The 2017 Team’s path took them through the following places in Wk #16:
- Culpepper, Virginia (Civil War history)
- Washington, DC
- Baltimore (John Hopkins Hospital)
- Joppa, MD & Pastor Ben Cachiaras & Mountain Christian Church (Great pastor & church)
- Delaware Bridge
- Princeton, New Jersey
- Millstone Township (Kevin & Sherry…friends & hosts of Jim and Glenda)
The 2017 Team stopped just miles from Secaucus where the 25 members of the Buckley family and 16 other friends gathered after completing the 2013 walk on October 4, 2013.
Question from the Wk #15 blog:
Why was Bedford, Virginia, chosen as the site of the D-Day Memorial?
Bedford lost more residents per capita in the Normandy landings than any other American community. Nineteen soldiers from Bedford, whose 1944 population was about 3,200, were killed on D-Day. Three other Bedford soldiers died later in the Normandy campaign. Proportionally this community suffered the nation’s severest D-Day losses. (Wikipedia – Bedford, Virginia)
Thank you, Bedford!!
(Every American should visit this Memorial.)
Wk #17!!! The 2017 Team is really close!!