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WWII Veteran Rides His Bicycle To Washington- For Peace
Eighty-seven year young Sam Winstead, a Person County North Carolina farmer is nearing Washington, DC on his bicycle.
Sam is a combat veteran of World War II.
Sam's grandson is serving his 3rd tour in the Far East.
Sam is riding his bicycle for PEACE.
Sam and his merry band left Raleigh on Sunday April 29 and will finish their odyssey on May 5, 2012.
Find out more about Sam and the North Carolina Veterans For Peace at ncveteransforpeace.org.
Eighty-seven year young, gentleman farmer, World War II Combat Veteran, Sam Winstead still has grit!
The most popular of athletes will not ride a bicycle to Washington.
Most athletes will not drive their car to protest War.
When will it be an HONOR to protest WAR and ENDLESS WAR?
It is an HONOR for US - VETERANS - to protest endless war.
All riders are using simple inexpensive bikes that are heavier than what most cyclists would use on an arduous journey such as this.
Fred even has full knobby tires on his mountain-bike.
If light-weight bicycles were used - the physical output of these men would be considerably be equal over a hundred miles a day.
.These men are riding the equivalent of twice the distance on a bike as light as mine.
These Veterans are riding the equivalent of 150 miles a day.
Their bikes are heavy.
The wheels are heavy.
Their saddles are heavy.
At times their hearts may be heavy.
These brothers for peace are heavy.
There will be a rally for Peace at Lafayette Park in Washington DC, 2:00pm Saturday, May 5.
Please join these VETERANS - for peace.
Sam's Ride - NC Veterans For Peace
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See more of SAM'S RIDE FOR PEACE- at the Bicycle Inn.
Happy trails Sam!