Tennessee Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill, a 69 year-old Vietnam veteran, completed his 3,200-mile coast-to-coast national prayer walk at Santa Monica Pier on the Pacific coast, April 29, 2015. He was greeted by supporters and social media contacts. Los Angeles-based ABC Eyewitness News 7 documented his arrival at the Pier.
The pastor is wanting his “cross country flag” enshrined at the National Museum of American History after being the first ever to be hand-carried “from sea to shining sea” by a veteran. He shouldered his large American flag the full distance from Atlantic to Pacific and saluted every passing motorist on the walk route as a gesture of honor and respect for his fellow Americans.
McGill received a “Day of Recognition” certificate from Tennessee Governor Haslam’s office in Nashville, and numerous cities along the 14-state route demonstrated recognition by giving the veteran city lapel pins, keys to their cities, city memorial coins, and certificates of appreciation. He received police escorts through towns in Georgia and Tennessee and was published at Wikipedia online as one who had successfully walked across America.
McGill’s “TransAmerican Crosswalk 2014,” billed as a national prayer-walk, promoted “’a new birth of freedom’ and integrity in America,” while calling attention to the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, and the nation’s founding documents.
You may read about McGill’s trek and historic “cross-country flag” at www.USFlagPetition.com.
Contact the pastor/veteran by calling 800-754-8021.