Friday, 12 July 2019 13:49

Wilderness Walk for Warriors begins Saturday

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BANGOR - Eleven hikers are about to undertake a 100-mile trek to honor veterans and Maine's fallen heroes.

The sixth annual Wilderness Walk for Warriors begins Saturday.


It will start in Bangor with a motorcycle ride that will end 60 miles later with a cookout in the town of Monson. From there, the hikers will begin the journey to Katahdin.


The founders said that this year they have built a miniature memorial wall with 115 names of service members who have died since 9-11 and 86 names from the Maine Law Enforcement Memorial.


"It's small enough to go on the back of a backpack. Each hiker will have a piece of this wall," said Tim Robinson, co-founder of the walk.


The founders said Wilderness Walk for Warriors is a group dedicated to assisting veterans, service members and their families as well as honoring Maine's fallen heroes.


The public is encouraged to take park in the motorcycle ride to Monson. Registration begins at 10 a.m. on Florida Avenue outside the Army Aviation Support Facility. The ride begins at 11 a.m.