Two veterans prepare to walk from Kennewick to Seattle
Two wounded veterans are preparing to walk more than 300 miles from Kennewick to Seattle to raise awareness for veterans support services.
Todd Hamilton and Stuart McKenzie say every day, at least 18 veterans commit suicide, and they want to help stop that.
The two have started a non-profit called the Shadow 6 Foundation.
They're planning to build a soldier sanctuary in Ellensburg so veterans can receive support and counseling as they adjust to life after war.
The two are leaving for Seattle tomorrow morning.
They expect to walk 33 - 45 miles each day.
"What the American people don't understand is there is a lot of fighting men and women coming home that they're not prepared to deal with, and this is going to continue to get worse. And if it requires men like Stuart and I to put our lives on the line again, and that's what we're doing - we're going into sub-freezing temperatures, we're moving at elevations at upwards of 6,000 feet, to bring awareness to this and to stop this from happening, then that's what we're going to do" said Hamilton.
Hamilton and McKenzie plan to arrive in downtown Seattle next Tuesday, November 20th.
For more information on the Shadow 6 Foundation, click here.