“Walk of America” team finishing up in Colorado Springs

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jul 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-21 09:57:01-04

The "Walk of America" team of wounded vets is finishing up the last leg of their 106 mile walk through Colorado today. 

Colorado Springs is the last stop on their walk through the state. The grueling 12 week walk, organized by UK military charity "Walking With The Wounded," will see a team of veterans walk a total of 1,000 miles across America this summer. The expedition started in Los Angeles on June 2nd, and is due to end in New York City on September 6th.

The public is encouraged to cheer the team on throughout their walk through the state and as they reach the finish line. Contributions towards the walk can be made in person or online at Their next stop will be Missouri.

The "Walk Of America" expedition brings together three US and three UK wounded veterans. All of them have struggled with their mental health post military service and they’re eager to share their personal journeys from injury to the present day. The goal is to strike up a wider conversation around mental health.

The expedition is raising funds for veterans’ charities in both countries and also awareness of the issues veterans face.