An Alton man is getting ready for a walk this weekend that will total over 150 miles.  Starting in Marshall, Illinois and winding up back in Alton, Josh Young hopes his walk will accomplish a number of goals, including bringing awareness to the contributions of African American veterans of wars, especially those who live in Alton.

Young, a member of the American Legion Post 354 on East Elm Street, tells The Big Z he hopes the long distance to be covered on this walk will grab the attention of the community.

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The plan is to start the walk in Marshall, Illinois at 4am on Saturday, completing the journey Monday morning at 8am to arrive in coordination of the American Legion Post 354 participating in Alton's Memorial Day Parade.


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