After Cross-Country Walkathon for 9/11 Anniversary, Disabled Veteran Embarks on New Mission

Anthony LoBue, also known as Tony the Vet, meets with Mayor John Callahan at City Hall in Bethlehem, Pa. (Courtesy Bethlehem Patch)

Bethlehem Patch recently reported Anthony LoBue, 69, who is better known as Tony the Vet, began a new walkathon after crossing the United States in the months leading up to the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

LoBue, who founded Support Our Veterans Association in 2010, will continue raising awareness for veterans with a walking journey that will take him from Pennsylvania to New York City by March 11, according to the report.  On Sept. 11, 2010, LoBue began a cross-country walk from his San Diego home that would take him to Ground Zero a year later.

By 9/11 Memorial staff




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