Veteran wants new day to honor men & women in uniform

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is showing his support for veterans one step at a time.

The man is making his way across the state on foot to push for a change on behalf of those who've served our country.

Lance Robinson's goal is travel to every state capitol. His mission through what he calls his "Honor Hike Across America" is to create a new day of honor for all our brothers and sisters in uniform.

Robinson's journey started on September 10th, 2010, two and half years later, he's still going, Kentucky is his 28th state.

He says he wants to show appreciation to all the men and women who wear a uniform, military, fire, police, EMS and veterans.

A Vietnam Era marine veteran, Robinson says he was inspired by the events that unfolded on 9/11.

"I've been crossing America to try to created awareness to help me promote a day called Brother to Brother day, to be recognized on September 10th each year," said Robinson.

Robinson says he plans to end his journey in Sacramento, California.

Governor Beshear has agreed to sign the proclamation to make brother to brother day official in Kentucky.

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