Prince Harry launches the Walk of America with US Ambassador Johnson in London
The Walk of America is a 1000 plus mile expedition from the West to the East coast of the States featuring veterans from the US and UK
Prince Harry and US Ambassador Johnson hailed the Special US-UK Relationship yesterday (April 11) at the London launch of The Walk of America, a 1000 plus mile expedition from the West to the East coast of the USA involving American and British veterans.
The expedition, which starts on June 2, 2018 from Los Angeles and is expected to last 14 weeks, comes after the Walk of Britain, which in 2015 saw American and British personnel walk across the United Kingdom. The Transatlantic team of veterans taking part in the walk will finish at Ground Zero in New York on September 6th.
The Walk of America is a project from Walking With The Wounded, an organization which supports vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and assert their independence, particularly those who have suffered from physical as well as mental injuries. Three Americans and three Brits will take part in the trek, making this a great opportunity to raise funds for worthy causes, whilst continuing to champion the strength of the bond between the USA and the UK, and particularly the armed forces.
Prince Harry described the US and UK armed forces as sharing a "special bond", and highlighted the importance of those bonds which provide a unique basis on which to improve support mechanisms for veterans on both sides of the Atlantic.
Ambassador Johnson also pointed to HRH's upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle as another symbolic moment for the Special Relationship, wishing the couple "the happiest of lives together".
We at The American magazine would like to send our best wishes to all 6 participants in the walk - Frankie Perez, Adele Loar and Larry Hinkle representing the US, and Kev Carr, Kemslea Whittlesea and Jonny Burns representing the UK - as they raise awareness and funds for an important cause, all the while highlighting the ongoing strength of the Special US-UK Relationship.
You can find out more details on supporting the Walk of America, and donating to the cause, at www.walkofamerica.com