The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 4, 2013

W.Va. city honors hiking Pa. veteran

The Associated Press

MORGANTOWN — Morgantown publicly recognized a retired Marine from Pennsylvania who’s hiking across America to honor service members and veterans.

Monday afternoon, city officials issued a proclamation to Lance Robinson outside the Public Safety Building.

The Vietnam veteran is trying to build support for Brother to Brother Day, a nationwide day of remembrance and respect.

He started his effort in 2010, pulling a flag-covered cart 300 miles from his home near Pittsburgh to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. He restarted his hike later that year.

West Virginia is the 27th state he’s visited out of 35.

Robinson estimates it will take him about a month to walk through West Virginia. He’s planning stops at VA hospitals and memorials.

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