Saturday, November 29, 2014

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean

I have from time to time written about the marine who started his ride on a horse in Surf City, North Carolina. After 7 months,  he will end his ride tomorrow at Camp Pendleton in California.  The purpose for his ride was to bring attention to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that affects veterans coming home from wars.

In his posts on Facebook, hehas very well documented the plights of the veterans.  He has brought attention to the fact that each day 22 veterans take their own lives because they cannot cope with returning home to civilian life. Mostly there is no support system available for the veterans be it psychological and physical.  Hopefully, this will change.

This marine, Matt Littrell, has posted interesting and beautiful photos from his ride across this country.  He has written about his horses and he has written many time about the kindness of strangers.

Tomorrow his ride will come to an end. His posts have moved me to teas many times and it has been worthwhile and profound reading.

.Please take a look at his Facebook, The Long Trail Home, and find out about the time and place in case you are interested to meet and greet him at Camp Pendleton's South Gate in California.

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