WWII Veteran Walking From Georgia To California

Ernest Andrus, a 95-year-old WWII vet,  is walking across the country for the second time. He began his journey in Saint Simons Island, Georgia on March 16.

The last time he did this, it took him two years. Right now, he’s covering 13 miles a week and says he would be 100 by the time he’s done. However, Andrus said he’ll keep going for as long as he has to, and he’s doing so with a clear purpose in mind.

“We should know that freedom is not free and what it takes to keep this country free. We were called on to do our part and generations before us all had to do their part and the future generations are probably going to have to do their part,” he says.

You can learn more about ernie’s run at coast2coastruns.com.