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WWII Veteran Rides His Bicycle To Washington- For Peace

Updated on May 6, 2012

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

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.


Fred Mauney
Fred Mauney

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.


Joe Winstead
Joe Winstead

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 Winstead
Sam Winstead

Sam's Ride - NC Veterans For Peace

Support Veterans For Peace.

Support NC Veterans For Peace.

Support PEACE.

Stay tuned for Sam's schedule!


For Updates On The Ride:

Updates on the Trip: day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4

To contribute to Sam's Ride

My Reasons for Pedaling for Peace


Sam's Peace Prayer


Support these VETERANS and ALL Veterans.

North Carolina VETERANS For Peace


See more of SAM'S RIDE FOR PEACE- at the Bicycle Inn.


Happy trails Sam!


~Micky Dee~.




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      Dave McClure 5 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      Inspiring story, Micky!

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      jandee 5 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Thanks for that Micky. Enjoyed video and links as well.

      best from jandee......

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Many small voice Mickey, together can make a large noise. Thanks for your efforts in putting this information together.

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      arb 5 years ago from oregon

      Thanks Mickey for sharing something which could easily have gone unoticed. God bless them all!

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      sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

      Three cheers for PEACE and the PEACE BRIGADE and Mickey Dee for being a true PEACE CORRESPONDENT. Hoo-rah.

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      BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

      Great hub highlighting a man of TRUE courage! When it comes to many people saying "That group shouldn't have anything." I notice Few people say: "Our country should Not have war." Great insight of a truly courageous man. Thanks for sharing this one. Ya know, I once thought 'America at least is not going into Africa to steal from them, like so many other countries do.' Then we invaded Libya, so much for That thought. I suppose now it has started.

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      Media Magnate Mom 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Go, Sam, go! What an amazing example of grit, determination and action. We would all be better people following Sam's lead. Thanks, Micky Dee, for sharing.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Sam Winstead has enough guts, grit and gumption to put John Wayne to shame. I imagine Sam has lived his whole life by his principles, courage and the motivation to do things his way all the time. He sets an exemplary example as a man following his convictions. Thank you, Micky Dee, for making me aware of his trek.