Two Veterans Say They are Walking Across the Nation for Freedom

Published 07/02 2013 06:37PM

Updated 07/03 2013 02:12PM

Two veterans say they're making a cross country trek to remind, "We the people," of the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S Constitution.

It's an image you see often around the Fourth of July, but it's not everyday you see someone walking alongside the road with one.

Meet Mark Lanham and Jerry Oliver.

Two veterans who say they are stepping into action.

"We are losing our freedoms we are losing our privacy, people are continuously saying this we are continuously saying what's the problem, what's the solution," said Oliver.

Their solution, walking from San Diego to Washington D.C.

They say it's to make a statement, a statement that they are tired of being stripped of their freedoms.  

"We are showing when we get to Washington that we do have voices, all Americans have voices, and I think a lot of people think they are being ignored by their political leaders," Oliver said.

During their travels, they've definitely caught the attention of folks on their route.

And they're passing out copies of the Constitution as they go, a document they believe every US Citizen should have.

"It's great to see some people being active and showing that there is some American spirit left," said Quentin Bryd, who spoke with the Veterans.

A spirit they hope to ignite in others.

One step at a time.

Follow their travels online at

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