Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Longest Walk 3. Discussion »
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - There was excitement in the air as hundreds of American Indians, elders and young, came from near and far to prepare and to participate in the Longest Walk 3 - Reversing Diabetes on Friday in Arlington, Virginia.
Long Walkers assembled at the Arlington National Cemetery
The Long Walkers assembled at the Arlington National Cemetery. The Long Walkers gathered in a circle in preparation to go across the Memorial Bridge into Washington DC from Arlington, Virginia.
"Combined we have journeyed over 8,000 miles across America to bring attention to what diabetes has done to our people." said Dennis Banks, the leader of the Longest Walk 3. "If need be, we will do it again."
From Arlington, Virginia to Washington DC
“I walk today for my grandmother,”
commented Charlene Worrel, Sycuan Kumeyaay gaming commissioner from San Diego. Her grandmother intended to come to Washington for the march, but is in a San Diego hospital ill with diabetes.
The Longest Walk enters Washington this morning.
posted July 8, 2011 11:00 am edt
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We had the privilege of meeting Elder Banks when he and the walkers came through Guyton, Georgia in June and stayed on the organic farm where we live....
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