Touching Lives: Active Heroes

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Since today is Veteran’s day and a federal holiday, my better half is home from work, so I’ll be spending my time with him. In place of my usual Monday article, I am reposting this article about the non-profit organization called ACTIVE HEROES. They try to raise awareness about the epidemic of Veteran suicide. I’ll be back on Thursday with my next Fit by 50 post.


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On April 17, 2010, Troy Yokum set out on a 17 month hike across America, but the story of the non-profit organization Active Heroes goes back much farther than that, to December 7, 1941 to be exact, the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.

You see, Troy’s grandfather, Joseph Leake, was one of 3 brothers from Raywick, Kentucky who walked 30 miles to Lebanon, Kentucky, the day after the bombing, to enlist in the military to help fight. According…

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