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By LuAnn Schindler

Navy grads raise awareness, funds for veterans

Ride Across America travels through Holt, Antelope counties


September 21, 2023

Terry Miles | Holt Independent

Morning routine • Before departing O'Neill, Saturday, members of the Navy '83 Ride Across America complete 22 pushups in recognition of the 22 service members who commit suicide every day.

The distance between Seattle, Washington, and Annapolis, Maryland, is 3,423 miles. Graduates from the 1983 Naval Academy class traveling the route want to raise funds for veterans' non-profit organizations and increase awareness about obstacles faced by veterans.

Since Aug. 23, Navy '83 group members have been pedaling their way across the country. They departed from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island after dipping the back wheels of the bicycles in the Salish Sea. The ride will end Oct. 5, after 44 stops, when they dip the front wheels in the Severn River in Annapolis. They'll arrive in time fo...

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